Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Its Wild in The Jungle!!

This top is my contribution to the Jungle January challenge hosted by Pretty Grievances.  

Pattern Review~
McCall's 5709

Pattern Description: Close fitting, pull-over top in two lengths has looped (twist) front and sleeve variations. I made View A.

Pattern Sizing: Misses size 6 thru 14; I made a size 12.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were VERY easy to follow although I didn't follow them verbatim (as I never do).
J I usually modify the construction steps when I sew with commercial patterns. The first time that I sewed the area near the twist there was a little gapping so I ripped and re-stitched the twist area to eliminate the gapping. Besides that little issue the top sewed up like a dream.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the twist at the bust line and the sleeves on View A. I had no dislikes with the pattern.

Fabric Used: The fabric poly/lycra knit purchased at Hancock’s for $2 per yard. There was only a few yards left on the clearance table so I purchased all of it.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made no design changes to the pattern but I did make a small adjustment to the shoulder area by adding 3/8” to the back shoulder seam.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to sew this pattern again.
 Initially, I was planning to cut the shorter version (View C) but accidentally cut the tunic length so my next version will be View C with the sleeves from View A. I definitely recommend it to others however it is OOP.

Conclusion: This is a great style top/tunic that is very easy to make and I think it would flatter most figures. I highly recommend it!