Sunday, February 10, 2013

McCall's 6604

I've had this McCall's pattern hanging in the "to make" pile for a couple-three months and now is its time.  I'm going to make up view B, but with a few changes.  LOL.  You know me; I can't make something up without a couple of changes.  That's what makes us individuals, right?

Nice, right?  I really love a nice cowl neckline.  I'll have to watch and sew how low this one is though.  McCalls says it was designed for light to medium weight wovens and stable knits.  I have a nice black & white Missoni-ish ponte I picked up, of all places, at Hancock Fabrics.  I'm really loving sewing with knits this winter. 

The model above looks bone thin and with the funky way she is posed, you really can't tell how the shirt hangs on her.  Is McCalls trying to copy the weird poses Vogue was doing for a while?  Don't they know they are a pattern company?  LOL.

Take a look at the technical drawings here.  The pattern says its a fitted pullover top.  HUH?  I find it hard to believe that's going to work well.  So I'm betting that neckline is huge.  I'm going to give myself a bit more ease at the side seams.  My lumps and bumps don't need to be on display.  LOL.  I'm also going to narrow the sleeves and shorten them to a 3/4 length.  I already have a shirt with the rollup tab thing and I don't need another.  I test fit the tissue to Ruby and the length is right.  I can't believe that. 

I've finished altering the pattern and I'll get it cut out and started either tonight or tomorrow.


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