Awhile ago I made Mccalls 6658 and wrote about it here.
My sister liked it so much that I gave it to her and never got around to making a replacement for myself. I decided I needed a funky top to throw on with jeans, and this pattern came to mind. The suggested fabrics for this pattern are lightweight fabrics with drape and flow. I decided to stray from that suggestion and make my version using a stiffer fabric for an architectural look. I purchased this fabric at an estate sale last year and I believe it is a polyester knit that feels like gaberdine.
I made this top with no adjustments beyond my fabric choice. Here are my photos of the completed top and review of the pattern.
|In a pinch, a rain hood?|
|I like the length of the back.|
|Cool, like the other side of the pillow.|
Pullover tops. A: Armhole bands. A,B,C: Close-fitting, neck bands. D: Very loose-fitting, reverse construction finish on neckline, front and back cut-in-one, narrow hem, openings for arms and wrong side shows on back hemline. Loose-fitting shorts or straight-legged pants have elastic waist. E: Attached tie. Designed for A,B,C,D: moderate stretch knits only; E,F: medium weight woven and knit fabrics.
XSM-Med This is for view D I made a size small.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, if I sit like her I guess. I don't think the single image shows the wearing options.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, though I had to turn the radio off at points to be sure I concentrated. Transfer all of you markings carefully. If you follow the pictures and read carefully, you will do fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I had no dislikes on this one.
I liked that this top has a more architectural look with a firmer fabric.
I like the scoop hem in the back and the straight hem in front.
I like that it can be worn as a cowl neck top or a poncho.
A polyester knit from my stash that I purchased at an estate sale.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I really like that this top it has sleeves that are short enough to not get in the way and just enough warmth when you only need a little. If you use a firmer fabric, it may be hard to carry a shoulder bag as the fabric feels bulky when you gather it on the shoulder.