Friday, May 4

Review: McCall 5388

OK.... I realized I just deleted my whole "On the Cutting Table" list instead of just the McCall 5388 from the list. Erm... so I'll add it back after I remember or find the cut patterns & fabric that are lying somewhere around & under stuff in my sewing area..... um anyway.. Here's today's review!

I ditched work early today to finish up:
McCall 5388

Size: 14

Pattern critique: easy, but time consuming for me. I did a lot of pressing. An advanced sewer could prolly whip this up in a couple of hours. Very few pieces and they all matched up perfectly. Instructions were not read. I only referred to the pics which were excellent! I'm sure the instructions were great tho.

Fabric: semi-sheer very lightweight poly print from Joann. It has sort of a broomstick/wrinkly texture.

Modifications: No size mods. I did not use bias tape since my fabric was so lightweight. I used lace hem tape instead.


Results: I think this is a wearable muslin. I'm glad that the sleeves aren't extra puffy, like in the pattern drawing. The neck is kind of wide, but I plan on wearing a cami anyway. The only thing I'm iffy about is that the gathers hit me right above mid-point of the bust. Makes "the girls" look extra high and I feel self conscious when I glance down. To soften the look for this top I will let it fall off my shoulders. For future tops, I'm guessing I will have to shave between an inch or two off the yoke to bring the gathers up some.

13 comments:

cidell said...

I was at Joann's today with a friend and told her I was spending too much time on the blogs because I swear I saw you as I was leaving the parking lot.

Nice blouse. Where is the bias tape used?

christina said...

I have this pattern too and I'm planning to make that same view.

You have the most gorgeous view off of your deck, by the way!!

Erica B. said...

Very cute top!

narcissaqtpie said...

Thanks ladies! I actually got a compliment on my top from a teenager! this afternoon.

& Cidell that probably was me. I stopped at the one in OM this morning to look at the new New Look & Butterick catalogs.

narcissaqtpie said...

Oh and the bias tape is used as a facing for the back neckline.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous top and lovely photos :)
Vonne

Tany said...

Lovely!

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

This top looks really cute on you!

Liana said...

Very cute on you, and I like your fabric too!

cidell said...

Yep. Then that was you. I was there around 11 or so. I would have said 'hi' but it seemed a leetle stalkerish :)

gold said...

The top looks great.I am going to have to get that pattern next time it go on sale.

narcissaqtpie said...

LOL @ cidell! no way I don't think that is stalkerish. Everytime I go in Joann I wonder if anyone there is on PatternReview.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh I love this top! Great job!