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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 6929 (Misses' Tops, Tunics and Belt)

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Posted on:3/10/14 10:45 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6929 by schmammy

McCall's: 6929 by schmammy  McCall's: 6929 by schmammy  
Pattern Photo:McCall's 6929
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
See other patterns in this category: Tops    
Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
Current Tags What is a Tag: Tunic Top  pullover  
Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: MISSES' TOPS, TUNICS AND BELT: Very loose-fitting, pullover tops and tunics (cut on crosswise grain) sleeve openings and narrow hem. Note: sleeve openings are slightly to the back.
Pattern Sizing:XS to XXL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? For the most part, yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I'm a fan of Emma Seabrooke's knit tops and this design reminds me of her aesthetic. I'd been looking for a good match for the odd fabric I had in mind.

Fabric Used: I call it denim lace. Basically, it's a stretchy mesh with frayed denim flowers loosely sewn on with multiple thread colors. I've had it over a year and love it!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:For some reason, the bottom front ended up being peculiarly shorter than it should have. I'm still unsure about why that happened. I ended up cutting a new piece the width of the front and about 4" in the middle, tapering to nothing. This was sewn to the bottom front and pretty much disappears to the eye when wearing. The result is a milder hi/lo hem and looks a bit more like a poncho, I think.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will sew this pattern again, likely the draped neck view, which is the one I was originally drawn to. In the end, I just didn't think the denim lace was drapey enough, although I may have been wrong about that.

Conclusion: In my pictures, I'm wearing the pullover on top of a close-fitting red knit sleeved top. Photos were taken at the ETA Dallas last weekend for which the weather turned cold. My intent is to wear it this summer over a cami/tank/sleeveless knit top. I kind of like the way it looks over the red, don't you?
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BillieJean said...
I do like the way it looks over the red! Love that fabric.
3/10/14 1:17 PM
carolynw said...
It's pretty and nice to see it made up. Looks good on you - I may try in a chiffon
3/10/14 6:03 PM
carolynw said...
It's pretty and nice to see it made up. Looks good on you - I may try in a chiffon
3/10/14 6:04 PM
Rhoda K said...
Very pretty!
3/11/14 6:44 AM
sacjeanie said...
Looks great over the red.
3/11/14 9:29 AM
ASiverson said...
Wow! This is fabulously beautiful! Great job and looks terrific! TFS!
3/11/14 9:46 AM
 
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