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McCall's: 6614 (Misses'/Men's Tops and Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:MrsCharisma
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Posted on:10/21/13 9:37 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6614 by MrsCharisma

McCall's: 6614 by MrsCharisma  McCall's: 6614 by MrsCharisma  
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Mediocre Pattern
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Fabric:Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:

Close-fitting, pullover tops have princess seams and narrow hem. A: purchased trim. A and B: neck band. Fitted jacket has hem band and exposed zipper. C and D: contrast lined hood. All have cuffs, and fit for men's sizing.

Pattern Sizing:

It's SUPPOSED to be unisex, S-XXl. I cut a small.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Sure.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes. Very easy. I only looked at them to ensure I was attaching the sleeves correctly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Very self explanatory and quick to put together.

Dislike that they claim it's unisex and that they show views A and B as if they're different. The blue version looks very shaped and the red isn't. However, they're the same pattern pieces.

There's also lots of extra room in the upper part of the sleeve, around the bicep area.

Fabric Used:

Regular old fleece from Hancock in a blue "animal" print.

After doing several tests, I ended up using a size 12 universal needle with a narrow zig zag to sew the seams. I serged all of the interior seams and cut the darts (on the shoulder of the sleeve) open.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

My daughter is 5'7" with a short torso but crazy long arms. I added 2" to her sleeve length. If I make it again for her, I'd widen the shoulders across the back and narrow the sleeve width.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Eh. I rated it Mediocre because it isn't "great" but it isn't "awful". It's an okay pattern that produces okay results.

I wouldn't sew it for myself...but would sew it for her again, if she asks me to.

Conclusion:

Quick and easy but not special. She likes it though Was very excited to wear it to school today!
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Laurasews said...
I think it is adorable in your fabric. And I like the less bulky fit you got with the princess seaming.
10/21/13 10:02 AM
grays08 said...
So cute on her! Great job!
10/21/13 11:23 AM
frame said...
Very cute. I think it looks great in that fabric.
10/21/13 11:42 AM
mnitts said...
I agree. Looks cute!
10/21/13 12:36 PM
Elke said...
Very cute and looks adorable on your daughter!
10/22/13 6:37 AM
trinicity said...
this is so cute, nice fabric
10/22/13 7:11 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Thanks everyone! The real joy was in her glowing excitement after school yesterday. It's an extra pat on the back when a 15 year old proudly wears your makes!!!
10/22/13 12:14 PM
1SewSweet said...
That is a great feeling and you deserve it for making such a cute top!
10/22/13 7:21 PM
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