|photo credit: Mccallpattern.mccall.com|
|Photo credit: Mccallpattern.mccall.com|
Pattern Sizing: 4-12, and 14-20. I used a size 12 and added extra seam allowance to the side seams.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Most definitely.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, though I had to be very careful about how I put the twist into the neck portion of the top. I was sewing late at night and apparently was easily confused. I ended up putting the top onto my dress form and pinning it there in order to get the twist properly figured out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the way this pattern fits, and that it is an unusual piece of clothing.
Fabric Used: ITY jersey with a black/white/grey print
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I stitched up the centre front about 2 inches higher than the pattern recommended in order to avoid a display of extensive cleavage.
It is a close fitting top as the pattern says, so I would ensure to add 1" to the side seams when cutting, and then baste the side seams together prior to stitching.
Because I was using ITY knit, which seemed slithery when I was cutting it out and is really light weight (but feels like heaven on!), I added lightweight boning at the centre back of the neck to keep the fabric from bunching up too much, as well as at the upper side seams, again in order to keep the fabric from drooping at that spot.
|M6326 Centre Front|
Conclusion: This is a very distinctive top that can be used for summer or evening wear.