Sunday, February 16, 2014

For the love of McCall 6841

I first saw McCall 6841 when Myra posted it on her blog. 

The minute I saw her version I ran, or better yet broke speed limits to get to Joann's to buy the pattern.  I knew that it would be perfect and versatile enough to work for various occasions, like gigging, going out for the night, or even wear to work.  On Thursday I had the pleasure of having a snow day (SNOW is the new four letter by the way), so I decided to work it up as I played out with the guys last night.  This is a Palmer Pletsch pattern, and lets just say, they are making sure they keep it interesting for us.  I would not say that it is easy, but if you're looking for something with drape, this baby has it tenfold.  This pattern had me from start to finish and made sure at the same time I kept my skills sharp.

 I hope you enjoy the review.

Pattern Description:

Loose-fitting, pullover tops have draped front, and back collar. Wrong side may show. A: self-lined back and very narrow hem for front hemline. B and C: front pleated drape and narrow hem.

Pattern Sizing:

(XSmall-Small-Medium), (Large-XLarge-XXLarge)  I made the Medium.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes they were.  But if you plan on making this blouse, you have to follow the directions exactly in order to accomplish this blouse.  The outcome depends on it.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I had no dislikes about this pattern at all.  If you enjoy construction garments or the intricacy of it, then this pattern is for you.  It had me from start to finish.

Fabric Used:

I think it's a Rayon Poly knit.  I purchased it from Fabric Warehouse sometime ago.  There is nothing like the feeling of stash busting.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

As said before in previous reviews, this baby is a little low cut for me so I sew the cleavage up about 1 to an 1 1/2 inches more.  I'm not bit about showing off the girls too much. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Definitely.  I've been thinking about that all weekend.  I just want to find the right fabric.


This one is a winner.  It hide all of my unflattering girlie parts.  I love the drape and the construction was very interesting and cool.  If you are a sewer and really like construction, then this one is for you.  In the end you get your ah hah moment.  It keeps you guessing from beginning to end because you don't see the end result until it is finally finished.  It's one of those that if you don't pin it together at the beginning, you just have to go by blind faith until it's finished.  I LOVED IT.  This is not a top to sleep on.  If you haven't purchased it, you should.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I know I'm going to try to.


Juliane said...

Now you've gone and made me add a pattern to my Must Buy It NOW list. Great top, looks wonderful on you!

Rosie said...

Looking great Andrea!

Candice said...

Gorgeous top, I have to get this one!

Myra said...

OMG I love this HOT red on you! What a gorgeous color to select for this top! You have convinced me that I need another one in black (maybe something sparkly) for a party or in your case, a stage! Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did and thanks for the shout out!

AllisonC said...

I love all things drapy so it's no surprise that I love your top, the colour is great too.

SEWN said...

Love the drapiness!

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous! I made this myself, and I absolutely love it. I used a multi-colored tribal print. It's such a flattering top. My mom and sisters-in-law each requested one as well. I have it on the cutting room table to make it at least two more times (including sleeveless ones). Thanks for sharing.... Vita

The Imperial said...

Hi nice post , very good collections of Wowns wear. Thanks for the post.

Lisa Eck said...

It looks very nice on you. I'm in love with this top ☺

Anime Cosplay Costume said...

Looks really beautiful.


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