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Posted on:4/21/14 0:18 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6925 by ArtAttack

McCall's: 6925 by ArtAttack  
Pattern Photo:McCall's 6925
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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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.
Pattern Sizing:
6-14
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.
Fabric Used:
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:
Sadly, none.
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.
Conclusion:
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.
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Jrhee said...
Too bad! It looks very sassy and cute on the dressform. Congrats on the Bernina!
4/21/14 0:34 AM
Sew Good said...
:( Sadly, I know the feeling. Thanks for the review
4/21/14 0:38 AM
jenleeC said...
Lovely fabric! What a pity it turned out not to suit you but sometimes it happens.
4/21/14 4:28 AM
Danmar said...
I know the feeling all too well, also. Glad to hear you love your new machine!
4/21/14 6:49 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Oooh the fabric is luscious. I hope you can salvage it for something else. Sorry this didn't work :(
4/21/14 7:15 AM
CissieW said...
You are right. The picture on the pattern envelope is certainly misleading! So sorry you aren't happy but maybe you'll find a way to use that pretty fabric.
4/21/14 8:07 AM
PattyE said...
Oh I'm sorry this one didn't work out for you. I love your fabric. I've been planning the same view so thanks for the warning.
4/21/14 8:25 AM
grays08 said...
Great project for the new machine and appreciate the review.
4/21/14 9:20 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Oh, I just hate it when I have a wadder! I can't wait to hear about your new machine! I am a Bernina girl myself!
4/21/14 9:28 AM
SewWil said...
Thanks for taking the time to review this pattern. I have the fabric to make this same view. Sorry about the wadder but so happy about your new machine. Enjoy!!! I'm looking forward to reading your review about it.
4/21/14 10:03 AM
cocosloft said...
Oh, that is a lovely fabric. Thank you for the review, because it is misleadingly cute on the dressform! Would love to see this color on you, bet it's pretty.
4/22/14 4:44 AM
MichelleGP said...
Hi Artattack, this is too pretty to wadded.it would be a little work but how about taking gathered bottom of, create an inset waist piece to extend it and put back on gathered skirt? I think it would work!
4/24/14 11:38 PM
MichelleGP said...
Sort of like on New Look 6196. You could make the inset part as fitted or loose as you want and also as narrow or wide as you want to come to your waistline. Maybe you've already thought of this!
4/25/14 0:21 AM
MichelleGP said...
Sort of like on New Look 6196. You could make the inset part as fitted or loose as you want and also as narrow or wide as you want to come to your waistline. Maybe you've already thought of this!
4/25/14 0:21 AM
 
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