The McCall's top only has 2 pattern pieces - sweeeeet! The New Look pattern has, err, a few more. I passed on the facings. I hate facings. I hate them. And the fabric I'm using is a bit heavier, has a bit more body and I'm going to use bias tape as neck and armhole bindings and I probably won't do the tie.
I thought I could get them both cut tonight and at least get 6130 partially sewed. Well...
The McCall's top sewed up in 2 seconds but the &#*)(*)$ bias binding around the entire top...oy vey! It took F-O-R-E-V-E-R to pin it and sew it and iron it and sew it. I didn't hem it and it's totally a belly top :)
I considered this a muslin anyway...this is leftover fabric from the dress I made before.
Front view. The shoulders are designed to sit a little wide.
Side view. It just kinds of hangs from the bust. I should have cut it larger.
The keyhole isn't perfect. Sewing round/ed seams is hard.
ENDLESS bias binding! LOL!!!
XS-M (I cut a small)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it is a very simple construction that looks more complicated. I hated doing the bias binding in that continuous (never ending) loop!
This top is REALLY short. As usual, the modeled shot is not what it seems. I have a short waist and it's supposed to have a 5/8" narrow hem. I don't think it'll meet the top of my bottoms.
Fabric leftover from S2443. Some type of slightly stretchy poly woven.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't want the full amount of ease in the Medium (says 36-38 bust with finished bust of 42" and finished waist of 45"). I should have cut the medium and taken slightly larger side seams. 'tis okay. It's an easy pattern to make larger (considering I cut the small!).
I haven't hemmed it yet. I was hoping to make this a wearable muslin but I'm not sure yet.
I also had a slightly tough time with the roundness of the keyhole. It's not perfect.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I want to sew it again in some "nicer" fabric maybe?
I want to LOVE this top. I'll definitely try it again. I had a sewing bug and needed a quick project for the night. It was really easy to sew but the bias binding was time consuming.