Sunday, May 25, 2014
McCalls 6896 or What Should Have Been a One Night Quick- Make
MISSES'/MISS PETITE TOPS: Close-fitting and flared tops have neckline variations, princess seams and back zipper. (from the McCalls Website)
When I cut this pattern out, I thought it would be a quick project. The sizing ran way too large! I took in inches. I had a lot of trouble with the sizing. I find McCalls sometimes runs large.
I ended up making a few that were really done to save the top. Again, because this ran so big, I had to take in the princess seams about an inch and the side seams about two inches. Because of that the sleeves were way too big, so I gathered them to get them to fit. I was a bit worried about the end result, but I like the gathered sleeves. oh, and I shortened the peplum a bit too. I do like how it turned out though and I will make this top again.
Also, I need a new camera...this one is junk. Sorry for the sepia tones, I have no idea why it is doing that....