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Loving McCalls 6841 - A Flattering Drape


love this top! Everyone else loves it, too. My mom and sisters-in-law each requested a version. Mom's is pictured below in the black and white print. I would have made myself one, too, but I didn't have enough of the print. There are more of the these on the cutting room table.... The next ones will be sleeveless. 

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?
Yes. It's pretty straightforward

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved everything about it.... I prefer it in a knit print.  I actually made another version in a silky stretch.  I got stitch-slapped by that one! Look for the post of it on the Sewing Challenge Blog...lol!

Fabric used:
Multi-colored tribal print.... Love it!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you make:
I increased the back width by 2 inches--that was completely unnecessary! The design has plenty of ease and drapes beautifully. I also adjusted the center seam for the front drape to reduce some of  the fullness at the front..

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definite staple in my wardrobe. Wardrobe builder. I look forward to making a few sleeveless ones for wear with jeans....














These are a few other prints waiting to become M6841 as well!

Comments

  1. Gorgeous! Love that pattern--I think I have it--if not, I'm putting it on my list. Loving the black and white--all of the fabric choices are great--it's just that black and white is my go to color. Love it-Love it--my kind of top.

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  2. Lovely - that second one really show the drape up well.

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  3. Love that style and fabric on you.

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  4. I love your fabric choices for this blouse. It looks great on you by the way.

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  5. This is on my cutting table now. I was going to do a muslin, but I don't think it's necessary. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. what an intersting style of blouse, it looks great on you!
    Helen

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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!