Friday, April 26, 2013
M6650 A wearable muslin
I'm usually one to buy patterns as soon as they come out but it then it takes me awhile to sew them up. I'd really been digging the pussy bow trend but most of the blouses I'd seen were button up and being super busty, we don't usually get along too well. So, when I saw this pattern, I snapped it right up. I picked out a lovely stripped fabric to go with the skirt I'm wearing (reviewed Here) but I wanted to work out the kinks before cutting into it so since I always have lots of white broadcloth laying around and it's pretty easy to come by if I mess it up, I decided to make a wearable muslin so if things went well I'd have a cool new white top and if not it wouldn't be a huge loss.
Pattern Description: MISSES' TOPS: Loose-fitting, pullover tops have gathered front neckline, and back-button placket. A: Purchased bias tape finishes armholes. B: Sleeve bands. A,B: Bias collar extends into tie ends. C: Bias neck binding. A,B,C: Narrow hem. D: Collar, lower edge gathered into band. B,C,D: Gathered sleeves. B,D: Bias, gathered overlays. C,D: Button cuffs, seam opening on sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: AX5(4-6-8-10-12), D5(12-14-16-18-20)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the neck and sleeve detail but it's also the thing that drove me a little crazy because there are a few fiddly bits and hand sewing to create those details but it would just be a plain old shirt without them.
Fabric Used: I used a cotton broadcloth.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Since the front is cut on the fold, I made a FBA by pivoting out 2 inches at the hem. Also, since the sleeve bands are fitted, I added about 2 inches to all of the pieces used to create the band according to my bicep measurement.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do have another one planned. This is a very versatile pattern and I have seen it used to make some fabulous creations.
Conclusion: This is a great wardrobe staple and a pretty easy make.