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My Friday night cut out...

So...my Friday night sew-in was more like a Friday night "cut out," but I was thrilled anyway. I didn't get any sewing done on Friday night. Instead, I was able to cut out McCall's 5752...finally. There were a few hurdles to overcome. The first was in my own head. I'm not a fan of sewing knits...never have been. However, I love the feel and look of a well-sewn knit. I love the pattern and thought even I could pull it off. I have been stockpiling fabrics for my long overdue "12-Dress Project." My goal is to make 12 dresses by the year's end. I haven't made a dress in over 10 years. I love suitings, slacks, and skirts--the hand of the fabrics is weightier andfabulous. The "12-Dress Project" is my attempt to overcome anxiety about slinkier fabrics and dresses in general. The second hurdle was the infamous "FBA." You know I hate it, but I grow more confident with each project. This time, Palmer/Plestch made it a little easier to stomach. This McCalls pattern had the marking for the alteration included. Overall, the project came together well. I will post pictures soon.

Images of the fabric and pattern are below:












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McCalls 6963 - One of my favorite necklines

Pattern description: Close-fitting, pullover tops have draped front neckline variation, narrow hem on back neckline, and stitched hems.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
There were easy to follow and it was another quick to make top.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? 
This is my favorite neckline.  I was a huge fan of cowl necks back in the 70s...hahahaah!

Fabric Used: One version is jersey. The other iteration is an ITY knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: 
I didn't make any alterations

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes...definitely! I think it's a great staple for wear with suits or separates. Additionally, I think the ITY wears better. The jersey hangs great at the neckline, but was disagreeable at the midsection. The ITY, however, drapes smoothly and looks great.

Conclusion:
Great pattern!