Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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!

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!


  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.

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

  3. Love that style and fabric on you.

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

  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.

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