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McCall's: 6614 (Misses'/Men's Tops and Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Posted on:11/11/13 8:22 AM
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McCall's: 6614 by HanPanda  McCall's: 6614 by HanPanda  
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Pattern Rating:Mediocre Pattern
See other patterns in this category: Mens - Jackets    Tops    Coat/Jacket    Mens - Shirts    
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Fabric:Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
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. (AKA unisex sizing AKA they're too lazy to make a women's sweatshirt.... :P )

Pattern Sizing:
I felt like this ran a little bit on the large side actually. Then again, it's men's sizing, so I'm not sure what I expected.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I suppose it looked like the drawing. The photo is really unhelpful for this pattern.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I do not like the fact that the bottom band of the sweatshirt is just a little smaller than the rest of the bottom in order to make it fit closer. I would rather have elastic, because I feel like that's going to stretch out of shape in just a few wears. I also don't like that the pockets feel really small, low, and close together. I prefer my pockets larger and higher up, though that may have something to do with the fact that I made a medium when I would be an XS in this pattern. But it's still something to note.

Fabric Used:
I used fleece.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a cutie mark to the pocket, pegasus wings to the back, and pony ears to the hood to make this a "My Little Pony" sweatshirt. Otherwise, I didn't change the pattern at all--I wanted to see if there were components of the raglan style top that I like. I enjoy the sleeves on this, but I don't think this is going to be the pattern I draft off of to create my own pattern.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably won't sew it again. There are other sweatshirt patterns out there that I like better than this one, although I did like the hood and the zipper insertion.

Conclusion:
It's a fine sweatshirt pattern, but not my favorite. I may use the hood when I make my own pattern, but otherwise, I don't plan to keep this pattern.
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sacjeanie said...
Very nice customization and thanks for the sizing and pocket warnings.
11/11/13 9:18 AM
Pj3g said...
I really like your hoodie! Love the color and it looks so suggly soft!
11/11/13 4:11 PM
kkkkaty said...
very cute! Sorry you didn't like the pattern, but your version is great
11/13/13 2:29 PM
elcsews said...
It really is a cute sweat jacket and I like your beautiful friend.
11/13/13 3:06 PM
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