|Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, pullover tops have back neckline variations, narrow hem, and optional purchased bias tape to finish neckline and armholes. A: pocket. A and B: bias back. C and D: back longer than front. A, C and D: wrong side shows.|
Designed for light to medium weight wovens and knits.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, minus the front pocket, I chose to omit it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, instructions were very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Well, this pattern has some history behind it for me. A friend of mine initially asked if I could make this top, however, the picture was an Alexander Wang criss cross t-shirt. When I first saw the criss cross t-shirt I also fell in love with it and was determined to make this top. I searched the internet and all patten companies and could not find anything like it. Therefore, I was a mission to draft my own pattern! To my success I was successful in drafting my own and was satisfied with the finished product, BUT had some alterations, but in the interim of the alterations Mccalls came out with this pattern and immediately bought it, made it and I love it. Although it doesn't have the capped sleeves, I am satisfied. I can still alter my version (someday). In drafting my pattern I was able to follow a very similar summer top I made for my daughter last year, it had a criss cross back (M6303).
Fabric Used: I am so not good with fabrics, and cannot remember the name of the fabric I used, I do know it like a rayon type fabric, draps well and was perfect for this top. I am just good at going into the store and feeling the fabric I want.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used binding around all edges- I liked that better than doing a hem. I also omitted the front pocket- I didn't care too much for the pocket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, most definitely I would sew this again. I love this top. I would love it in a few more colors, however, when you choose the different colors, its like the fabric changes and the flow and drape is not the same, so for right now I just have it in black. However, I am in the process of making a grey one, but I am going to sew this one with a different twist. I'll be basically making two tops, I'll sew them together (right sides together), leave and opening and turn right side out and whip stitch the sides close- this way I wont have to worry about hemming or putting binding all around.
Conclusion: Over, I love this top. Mcccalls was right on time coming out with this pattern, because I was so looking for it so that I could mimic the Alexander Want criss cross t-shirt. I am looking forward to making it in a print, hopefully I can find something pretty.