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McCall's: 6796 (Misses' Tops) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:stonecutter17
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Posted on:10/21/13 4:25 PM
Last Updated:11/11/13 11:15 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6796 by stonecutter17

McCall's: 6796 by stonecutter17  McCall's: 6796 by stonecutter17  
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Sweater Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
This pattern is for a top only, however I had already made one top, so I decided to turn it into a dress.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. If you had told me a year ago that I could make something that looks just like a sweater I would not have believed it. But it was actually quite easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I already made the pattern once, and I somewhat disliked the split cowl neck. The front looked good, but the back looked and felt a little weird - especially when you try to put a jacket on. So for this version, I chose to make the cowl longer and not split it. I liked this.

I like everything else about the pattern - it fits well and is easy to sew.

Fabric Used:
Sweater knit with ample stretch.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made it into a dress instead of a top by simply drawing it longer. I doubled the "width" of the cowl so that it would drape more and then I sewed it as a circle, not cutting into it. The bottom sides of the dress looked a little boring, so I ruched them.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think two is the most I can make of this, but I highly recommend it.

Fun to sew, and a better option, IMHO, than RTW chunky cable knit sweaters that make you look huge. This is warm without adding bulk.

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clcruick said...
Thank you for this review. This pattern is in my queue, having purchased several sweater knits recently!
10/21/13 6:15 PM
CSM--Carla said...
Very cute idea! Thanks for the info on how you did the collar!
10/22/13 10:06 AM
CissieW said...
Great changes you made to this pattern. Now to get some sweater knit!
10/22/13 10:27 AM
BlossomKyle said...
10/22/13 7:20 PM
ArtAttack said...
Cute! Like the changes you made.
11/11/13 11:40 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Wouldn't have thought to turn this into a dress. I *love* your version!!!
11/12/13 8:37 AM
Christas said...
I want your dress! Period.
11/12/13 5:26 PM
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