FO and Pattern Review - McCalls 6513
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Pattern Description: From the McCall's website: MISSES' TOPS: Close-fitting, pullover tops have gathered front and narrow hem. B,C sleeves and C,D back collar: elasticized. Designed for lightweight to medium weight moderate stretch knits. I made view B with long sleeves, without the shirring at the wrist. I previously made view D as seen here.
Pattern Sizing: 6-14; 14-22 I made my standard size 14, with a faux FBA (bumping out the seams a little at the bust)
|McCalls 6513 - Front|
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes - these are "special" Palmer/Pletsch instructions which include very detailed instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the wrap top, and the shirring hides the extra fluff I carry around my tummy.
|McCalls 6513 - side view|
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the sleeves by 1-1/2" for my long arms, as well as added a bit of extra to the bust area princess seams when cutting out. I shortened the bottom hem by 2". I added a centre back seam, and did a 3/4" sway back adjustment. I also added topstitching (just a standard zig-zag stitch of 3.5 x 3.5) to all the seams for interest.
|McCalls 6513 - Back|
Conclusion: I highly recommend this top pattern, and will certainly be sewing it again. I might even try it in a solid colour next go 'round. ;)