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McCall's: 6703 (Misses' Tops and Dress) - Type:Maternity    printable version
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Reviewed by:Ajpearson
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Posted on:1/3/14 6:39 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6703 by Ajpearson

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: Very loose fitting pullover top has foldlines forming pleated front and stitched hems.

Pattern Sizing:Xsm-sml-Med

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think it looks better on me than on the model!

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, especially the directions for the front of the v-neck. There are no extra directions for working with knit fabrics, but as the style is very loose and drapey, I guess they didn't think it was necessary. I still serged the side seams and used a double needle on the hems and neckline.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like that this pattern is perfect for maternity even though it is not advertized as such! The only thing I don't really like is how low the neckline goes in the front. I have to wear it with a camisole, and I imagine it would have probably dipped down to the bottom of my ribcage if I made it 2 sizes larger!

Fabric Used:Very thin rayon-polyester burnout knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: According to the pattern sizing, I would be a size Medium(pre-pregnancy), but I thought 10 inches of ease was excessive. I sewed a size Extra-small instead-no other alterations- and I think it looks much better. The picture was taken at 31 weeks of pregnancy and I still have room to grow in it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes!

Conclusion: A surprisingly awesome alternative to endless versions of side-ruched maternity tees that I have been making lately!

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Vintagelover said...
You and your top look beautiful:)
1/3/14 8:24 PM
carolynw said...
Happy to see your review - have this pattern but not yet used because I felt it may look maternity - at my age this is not a look I want so think I will give it a pass - if I do use it will go down a size
1/3/14 11:35 PM
caper81 said...
This looks really great on you! Much better than the pattern photo!:) I have a pattern similar to this one (but a dress) that I can see it would be very suitable for pregnancy. :)
1/4/14 9:07 AM
Ilonka said...
Saw this pattern earlier but didn't like at all how the photo showed it. However yours came out pretty nice. Good job!
1/4/14 10:35 AM
elcsews said...
Definitely looks better on you! Wish maternity clothes had looked so good 38 years ago.
1/5/14 2:05 PM
Raye Ann said...
Did you add length to the CF? I am going to snap this pattern up for maternity!
1/7/14 0:25 AM
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