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McCall's: 6614 (Misses'/Men's Tops and Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Activewear    printable version
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Review rated Very Helpful by 4 people   
Reviewed by:Kristine Kay
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Posted on:11/7/13 10:35 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6614 by Kristine Kay

McCall's: 6614 by Kristine Kay  
Pattern Photo:McCall's 6614
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
See other patterns in this category: Mens - Jackets    Tops    Coat/Jacket    Mens - Shirts    
Available for sale on PR: $15.16 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Wool Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
MISSES'/MEN'S TOPS AND JACKET: 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:
Unisex S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL. I made the Medium, and should've done the small. Since my contrast fabric was a woven (non-stretch) I was concerned, but had to take it in quite a bit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I did View A, and instead of using a strip of lace trim on the sleeves, I cut a strip of the contrast fabric instead. Looks awesome!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was looking for a "Luxe" sweatshirt pattern that would allow me to use 2 fabrics. The added bonus was that the line drawing made view A look like it was cut for a lady. The bottom hem line (instead of being gathered with a band) is very flattering, and helps with the "Luxe" look.
Fabric Used:
1 1/2 yards of wool blend knit (speckled black and taupe) and 1/2 yard of sparkly tweed, all from Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added 1" to the length (just to be safe).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, absolutely. With "Luxe Sweatshirts" being all the rage right now, I think I'll use this pattern again and again.
Conclusion: It's a great pattern that goes together easily, just watch the sizing for the fit.
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MrsCharisma said...
Cute! I really like the contrasting fabric!
11/7/13 10:38 PM
RadarRadiance said...
Very cute! I enjoyed reading a positive review on this pattern since I have it in my stash. Yours looks great and glad to know about the sizing. I did go and google "luxe", what is it other than fancier fabrics, trim, detail on a basic pattern? I am not sure what it means?
11/7/13 10:45 PM
ggf2005 said...
too cute!
11/8/13 0:47 AM
mnitts said...
Love this! Great job .
11/8/13 4:23 AM
Elke said...
Great fabric choice and looks cute on you!
11/8/13 6:54 AM
canei said...
I love your shirt and it looks great on you. I've passed up this pattern several times, but will think about since seeing yours. Thanks for the review.
11/8/13 7:32 AM
atymonw said...
Love your fabric choices. Super cute!
11/8/13 8:09 AM
Barbara said...
Well done! You've inspired me.
11/8/13 8:16 AM
Pj3g said...
I have this pattern too. Your top makes me want to get it out and sew it! Really nice top!
11/8/13 10:28 AM
Sewingmi said...
Very nice! I want one now!
11/8/13 10:32 AM
STARG said...
Very cute top and it looks very comfortable. I would have passed up this pattern in the catalog, but yours makes me give it a second thought.
11/8/13 12:05 PM
ELuvSew said...
OH my I love it. I've passed up this pattern so many times, crap I have to go to Hobby Lobby today for my .99 cent pattern before that sale is over.
11/8/13 2:58 PM
KensingtonCrab said...
Great job! That is a neat top!
11/8/13 6:33 PM
bunnypn said...
Great top!
11/9/13 12:09 PM
schmammy said...
Thanks so much for this review. I have this pattern and have debated whether or not to sew it up since a recent go with a Vogue sweatshirt pattern resulted in a WAY too big shirt.
11/15/13 10:03 AM
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