Sewing pattern review of McCall’s M6751.
This pattern is easy – just like it says on the outside of package. The lovely thing about this patten – 4 tops and with different fabric choices, the possibilities for options are great.
First, let me discuss pattern B with you. I did make pattern D, too, yet I’ll share that one later. For each pattern I used different fabric, thus different insights.
Okay – for the playful keyhole back. I used a stretch double knit in 1 inch stripes.
First mistake – I cut my pattern according to the measurements on the back of the pattern. No, I should have read the final measurements which are printed directly on the pattern. I either used too small of a seam allowance or I didn’t realize the top fits so baggy.
Overall, I feel like the top makes me look wide – might just be the stripes…but I’ll get to those.
Okay. Why stripes? The material is so soft and has a great feel to it. Looking back, however, I should use this for something other than a baggy top. Maybe a scarf? Even a maxi skirt, perhaps?
The tricky part – look at the sides!!
This pattern, in order to make the back straps have enough ‘pull’, is cut on the bias. So, as you can see, I had to carefully line up the stripes on the back. I did this well, however, when I tried it on, it became difficult to alter unless I wanted to give up the polished look.
So, the sides. You can see that it’s impossible to match up the stripes. The pattern is just cut oddly.
My advise – use a busy patterned material or just a solid fabric. You’ll have better luck, I’m sure. On a side note, I really like how my pattern D turned out – that review to be shared next week.
Oh, another thing. It seems like I’m being overly critical of my own work, but that’s how we learn, right? Okay, the other thing, I would turn in the hem, like fold it twice, because it tends to roll over at times.
Get this – the collar hem, the back hem, and the arm hole hem are all the same hem! Be sure your bobbin is full…it just keeps going and going. Caught me a tad off guard.
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I’m looking forward to trying this pattern again – can’t wait to show you, since I’m sure it’ll look better than this one.