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|Reviewed by:||ArtAttack|| |
|Posted on:||4/21/14 0:18 AM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Cotton Eyelet [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Tops, tunic and dress (close-fitting through bust) have collar, collar band, mock front bands, front princess seams, lined upper sections, gathered lower sections, side zipper and narrow hems. A: purchased trim C: sleeves with very narrow hem D: shaped hemline, wrong side shows I made View D.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were adequate. I changed the order of construction making my buttonholes right after the band was stitched rather than at the end.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I had high hopes for this cute top and was very disappointed in the way it turned out. The bodice is very short bringing the skirt up to just under the bust which is very unbecoming on me. I think the photo is somewhat misleading as are the drawings. Having said that, the model wearing the top is maybe 20 and has no bust whatsoever so I guess I should have paid more attention to that detail.
A beautiful periwinkle cotton eyelet from Sew Much Fabric and a wisteria silk charmeuse for the bodice lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, I won't make it again but I don't recommend against it. It may work great for someone else. Be sure the lengthen the bodice if you want it sitting closer to your waist.
Although this is an unfinished wadder I had a wonderful time sewing it as the first garment on my new Bernina 560! (I will review my machine after I get to know it better. I'm still in overwhelm stage with all that it does.) The buttonholes are beautiful. The lesson learned is always make a muslin of a new pattern before wasting beautiful fabric. I may try to salvage it for something else but for now it's going on the shelf.
| Available for sale on PR: $17.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy|
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