|McCall's: 6796 (Misses' Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Merino Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Close fitting knit tops with collar variations and choice of sleeve lengths. I made view D, with the split cowl, and long sleeves.|
dark red merino knit
charcoal sweater knit
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. The pattern is close fitting
Fabric Used:Recommended for medium weight knits with 30% stretch.
The first top was made from a dark red\burgundy textured merino knit. It is very lightweight with about 10-15% stretch
The charcoal spotted top is made from a medium weight rayon\mohair blend with 75% stretch.
Alterations / design changes: The pattern is very close fitting so for the merino knit, I decided to use my TNT pattern for a looser fit and graft in the neckline.
For both tops, I cut the collar along the lengthwise, rather then crosswise, grain so the pattern ran across the body.
For the charcoal knit, I grafted in the side seams from the pattern for a closer fit. I ended up taking it in further at the waist as it was looking a little boxy.
Instructions: The instructions are fairly easy to follow and the collar attaches very easily. They assume you know to stabilise the shoulders and back neckline, so they don't stretch out.
Likeness to pattern photo/drawing: It looks like I had expected it to, although I could not get the collar to sit as neatly as in the photo - probably because I needed a bulkier knit.
Likes & Dislikes: I love the look of this top. I had some similar hand-knit patterns on my wishlist so it was much better to spend an hour sewing a top rather than a winter knitting a UFO ( I get too distracted to finish them)
Where the split collar joins the neckline, there is no binding or facing to prevent the seam allowance peaking out so you need to understitch the seam allowance or tack the collar split closed a little way. Maybe I'm just used to KnipMode patterns where you'd normally get a facing or binding, but I thought this join was a bit cheap-n-nasty.
Sew again? Recommend it? This is a really nice top and makes for a dressier knit top or a cosy winter jumper. Definitely worth trying
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