Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Warm Weather Dressing
I had a job interview today and the weather was so warm (34 degrees Celsius) and I needed a professional looking top that was cool to wear. So I made this top, McCall's 5977, today:
Pullover tops A, B, C, D have neck and armhole bindings and stitched hem; top A has two layers of pleated front ruffles; top B has three tiers of front ruffles; top C has cascading front ruffle; top D has neck ruffle and short drapey sleeves.
I made view A.
A5 (6-8-10-12-14), EE (14-16-18-20). I made a size 8 and graded to a 14 at the hips.
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 but I didn't really need to follow them. It's a pretty simple top to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that is so simple but looked stylish because of the ruffles.
100% cotton Swiss Dot with woven checks.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I only used one layer of ruffle instead of two. I bound the neckline and armholes differently than suggested in the instructions. For the neckline binding I used a cotton knit that I ironed so that it looked like double fold bias tape and just sandwiched the bodice between it. And for the armholes I used packaged bias tape and I just unfolded one side, sewed this side to the armholes, flipped it to the inside and then stitched it down. This way the binding isn't seen.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will be sewing it again but another view. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Great pattern that is simple but looks good.