|McCall's: 6563 (Misses Top) - Type:Tops |
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McCall's Pattern Info
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|Available for sale on PR: $14.36 (See envelope) |
|Tip: narrow edge stitch finish|
|Fabric:||Silk Crepe [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Fitted, pullover, bias tops have draped front neckline, shaped hemline and narrow hem. B:contrast band and right side. C: sleeve tabs. A, B and C: cap sleeves.
I cut size Small and graded out to Medium below the waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, this is an easy construction process. The challenge is in sewing slippery fabric.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
For view A, the pattern uses only 2 pieces, front and back. Neither is cut on the fold, so you get the whole front and the whole back. This is wonderful for a top sewn in flimsy fabric because you need to cut the pieces out from a single layer anyway.
I hadn't initially noticed how the rounded back neckline dips down more than I expected. So that was a pleasantly surprising detail when I first tried it on. I think it balances the rounded hemline design.
Rayon challis and silk crepe de chine. I prewashed and dried by machine, and the fabric did shrink about 2 inches. I also ironed with heavy starch before sewing to help control the flimsiness. I used a microtex needle.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I just added width to both pieces below the waist by curving out to the next size up. (I use my trusty French curve ruler.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I already did! I do recommend the pattern because it's easy to sew, it's a classic style, and if you don't like the high-low hemline trend, you can easily straighten it out.
This is my idea of stepping outside my comfort zone--sewing a silk blouse. Fun challenge, and I like the result!
More info and photos on my blog: Style Me Mary
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