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.
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.
(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.
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.