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McCall's: 6841 (Misses' Tops) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Review rated Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
Reviewed by:Jeanette S
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Posted on:11/1/13 10:31 AM
Last Updated:11/1/13 10:38 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6841 by Jeanette S

Pattern Photo:McCall's 6841
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Palmer/Pletsch pattern - Loose fitting pullover tops have draped front and back collar. pattern picture
Pattern Sizing:
XS-Medium in one envelope, large-XXL in another envelope.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I must add that the photo doesn't do it justice. When I saw this made up on Pati Palmer before it came out I was watching for the day when the pattern would come out. Click Here and go to page 21 for Pati's top It's so different and I love the SUPER drapey front. Mind you - this is my muslin. I want to get a more muted print for this top.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
OK...hold on tight...this is like nothing you've ever made! It seems like an alien from outer space at first. On page 5 and instruction #6 I read and re-read it because it sounds like you are sewing the neck together. I kept wondering how I was going to get my head into it if I sew it together. But I read ahead and it finally made sense so follow the instructions carefully. Do a muslin (test run) first. There are only TWO pieces to the pattern - woohoo! So it does go together quickly once you understand the instructions. This also has a mini burrito technique in it for the back collar (there is a facing for the back neck which folds down into a collar. Another note: When you sew the front (Another weird step) page 4 under view B, C step number 2 is the front and I just want to add that I sewed it higher for more modesty. It's quite low in the front.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the exagerrated drapey front. So much fun and different!
Fabric Used:
Rayon jersey large graphic print from Mood.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I sewed the front higher for modesty. No other alterations needed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I can't wait to do it again. Once you know what you're doing this can go together in about 20 minutes or less.
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carolynw said...
How pretty and thanks so much for bringing this pattern up - saw it and never gave it a thought until now and definitely must get! Very helpful review
11/1/13 12:00 PM
Kemish said...
Great top. I like yours better than the Palmer/Pletsch girls.
11/1/13 4:28 PM
grays08 said...
How wonderful! I just got this one and am so excited to try it thanks to you! : ) Love your print, what a nice muslin!
11/1/13 5:04 PM
madbadger said...
I am sooo getting this pattern now! Excellent review - thanks for all the detail. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one that had to read instructions 20 times to understand them!
11/1/13 5:45 PM
beauturbo said...
I just got that pattern, was going to make it up in a solid, but I like the way it looks so much more in your "Pucci-ish" print, I think I'm going to use one of those too.
11/1/13 6:39 PM
annie11 said...
Love your top! Can't wait to try this pattern now!
11/1/13 11:15 PM
Bobbi B said...
Love it. I already liked the pattern, I really love the fabric. Thanks for sharing.
11/2/13 8:46 AM
KarlaB said...
I love your top. And thank you for the link to the Palmer Plesch "booklet"! This is a good read!
11/2/13 1:37 PM
landstromd said...
You have made me curious and yet excited to try this pattern. thanks
11/7/13 11:02 AM
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