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Posted on:2/27/14 4:32 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6648 by SAMBoddy

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Pattern Photo:McCall's 6648
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Very loose-fitting blouse has collar/sleeve variations, low armholes, and narrow hem
Pattern Sizing:sizes 6-22 I cut a size 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yeah - I think it did

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow, but I would never call this an EASY pattern. It's got a two piece yoke, collar, arm bands, two two piece plackets and yards and yards of hem... most of which need to be hand stitched down. I was a relatively beginner sewer when I started sewing this I was pretty overwhelmed by the number of pieces. However - the instructions were good...

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?What I liked about the pattern was the loose easy feel to it - but in the end it was the same thing I disliked about it, on me. As a 'busty' girl with wide shoulders - when I add that extra 5-6" of fabric in that area it just feels frumpy to me.

Fabric Used:Cotton Gauze

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Made it straight out of the envelope

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't think I'll make it again. But I think it could work on other people. maybe someone who wants to balance a small top w/wider hips?

Conclusion: Ok pattern w/ok instructions but not really 'Easy' as suggested on the envelope. Also maybe not suitable for all body types so make sure you like a lot of fabric in your tops.
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nothy lane said...
I think it looks very nice on you. I love the fabric
2/27/14 7:51 PM
beginagain said...
Nice matching on front. Maybe remove that sleeve band and try narrowing the sleeve. I might try angling the hem.
2/27/14 10:28 PM
Samantha82 said...
I don't feel like the blouse is unflattering on you... I think if you added bust darts it would be a super shirt. Good job
2/28/14 0:13 AM
FreyaStark said...
I agree with beginagain. I think this blouse has potential, and if you could be bothered making changes, you might be able to turn it into something you like.
2/28/14 2:28 AM
PammyC said...
It looks nice on you, and the colors are very flattering
2/28/14 8:29 AM
Mc Donna said...
Super job on matching the print. Looks like a nice comfy top. As others said, you may want to play with the cut and make something you'd be happy with.
2/28/14 9:52 AM
LizJ58 said...
I'm a size 18/20 and have this on my list. But I'm using a mesh knit (plan to line the bodice). I think doing this shirt in a fabric with a softer hand and more drape might be more flattering on a more curvy woman.I'm thinking of now the sleeve width a little now, after seeing your review.
2/28/14 3:41 PM
grey ann said...
In a fitting session I learned that many women are sewing with a pattern that is too big - this happens because we go by the bust measurement. But if you are larger than a B cup, that means the blouse will be too big in the shoulders, etc. Start with the upper bust measurement, and then do a Full bust adjustment. (Google it - lots of info out there.) It's not difficult to do. This will give you a better fitting bodice. If you are larger than a B cup, you will always need a dart or seam shaping (princess) or you must expect a looser baggier fit. While your blouse doesn't look awful, I think the extra fabric in the sleeves and the very large armscyes add extra fabric that you don't need. It is pretty though, and you did a good job placing the print.
3/1/14 11:30 AM
jjosiejo said...
I am so impressed with your pattern matching - great job! This would work really well with some linen trousers and sandals on a hot summer day... Not frumpy at all!
3/2/14 5:11 AM
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