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McCall's: 6750 (Misses' Shirts) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:Christas
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Posted on:11/8/13 5:42 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6750 by Christas

McCall's: 6750 by Christas  McCall's: 6750 by Christas  
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Semi-fitted shirts have raised neckline, fold-back facings, darts, shaped hemline and narrow hem. A: Sleeveless. B,C: Two piece sleeves with seam opening and button cuffs.
Pattern Sizing: My measurements would have put me more in the size 12 range for the bust, waist, and hips. Using the flat pattern measurements, I decided to make an 8 through the shoulders, a 10 through the bust, and a 12 through the hips. You might want to check the flat pattern with your measurements to not have too much ease. I think the pattern allows quite a bit of ease for a semi-fitted blouse.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! I do recommend changing the order for an easier sleeve install. Sew the side seams AFTER attaching the sleeves.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes:
I love the shaping of the 12 darts in the blouse: 4 in the front waist, 2 at the bust, 4 at the back waist, and two at the neckline. The blouse makes you look slimmer than you really are because of the shaping of the darts. I also liked the unusual collar. It is only a collar in the front with no overlay at the back of the neck.

Dislikes: There is a tad too much fullness in the sleevehead. It is nearly impossible to not have puckers if you follow the instructions of sewing the side seams before attaching the sleeves. I definitely recommend sewing the sleeves in flat, before sewing the side seams.

Fabric Used: A very pretty cotton floral given to me by a very dear friend (looks very similar to a Liberty print).

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a smaller size through the shoulders to accommodate my smaller shoulders.

I wish I had taken a little bit deeper dart through the bust as you can see some wrinkling in that area.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I am sure I will sew it again. I definitely would recommend the pattern to others.

Conclusion: I love this pattern. The shaping is so nice to make one appear to have a slimmer silhouette, and the blouse is such a nice style to wear with dressy and casual garments. Even with all the darts, it really sews up quite quickly.

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carolynw said...
It's beautiful - thought it was a Liberty print. Great fit and very helpful review. Must go get this pattern!!
11/8/13 6:27 PM
Annette1 said...
This blouse is DIVINE on you, Christa. What a FIT, and no wonder, with 12 darts -- ha! Each and every one was worth it, too. You really look good in these colors!
11/8/13 6:49 PM
Laurasews said...
Thanks for your review. The previous reviews have not been good, but I picked this up, loving the neckline. Your review gives me hope for trying it.
11/8/13 7:52 PM
zazzie said...
I know it's not the point of the review, but ... don't you get older like the rest of us? You've never changed since I have been a member! (Great colours, by the way, I love the print.)
11/8/13 7:56 PM
callmeRuth said...
Beautiful top! The color looks great on you.
11/8/13 8:28 PM
Karendee said...
I agree that those odors of your blouse look great on. And what a nice fit you made of this blouse. I'm sure all the darts helped to show off your amazingly slim shape. Gorgeous blouse for sure.
11/8/13 8:42 PM
cleverkitty said...
Very pretty fabric with a great fit, I would like this pattern thanks for brining to my attention. Good to see you again Christa :)
11/8/13 9:42 PM
EleanorSews said...
Lovely fit and beautiful fabric. Missed this pattern...
11/8/13 10:35 PM
ArtAttack said...
What a cute shirt! I love all the darts and the lapel-like collar. Adorable on you!
11/9/13 0:27 AM
TGWGWS said...
What a wonderfully fitted blouse and the fabric is fantastic! And what a great friend to give you such a lovely gift.
11/9/13 1:37 AM
SewWil said...
Very pretty top. Looks great on you!
11/9/13 2:21 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
So, so pretty! I love the collar. Thanks for your very helpful review. I've just added this to my wish list.
11/9/13 7:57 AM
PattyE said...
That's a really nice looking blouse. I've got this pattern and you have convinced me it can be a good one. Thanks for the review.
11/9/13 10:18 AM
Christas said...
Thanks so much for all the nice comments! Zazzie, you made my day.... I was feeling OLD today! Thanks again.
11/9/13 11:23 AM
Heatherrique said...
I adore your exceptionally gorgeous blouse, Christa! YOU inspired me to give this pattern (hiding in my stash) a try. :-)
11/9/13 10:22 PM
Barbara V said...
What? Twelve darts!? That really makes a difference for a great fit. It looks great on you including the lovely print and color.
11/10/13 11:13 AM
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