Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Top Part 1: McCall's 5665

Can you tell I'm anxious for Spring? The New Mexico weather is teasing us. On Saturday it was a bright and sunny 60 degrees. On Sunday, it was snowing buckets. I'm a sucker for easy breezy Spring tops- especially peasant styles.

I've got about five projects that have been cut out but not sewn that I am working on busting out. This one has been cut out since last Spring.

Pattern Description: MISSES’ AND WOMEN’S TOPS: Tops A, B in two lengths have front and back gathers, self-faced yokes and bubble sleeve in two lengths; top A has short sleeves and is shorter length; top B has elbow length sleeves, patch pockets, optional purchased belt and is longer length.

I made view A- the shorter length.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8- 24W are available. There is quite a bit of ease with this pattern- I made two sizes smaller than what my measurements called for.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes- the instructions were fine.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the shape and lines of the blouse. I like the gathering along the bodice and the button up style. I also like the bubble sleeves. I didn't have any dislikes.

Fabric Used: A cotton lawn from Denver Fabrics. . I really like the print of this fabric- it has a vintage feel.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: A very minor change- the pattern instructions does not have you finish the edge of your facings. I did this for a cleaner look.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might use this pattern again. I think if I do, I will go with regular sleeves instead of the bubble ones. They are cute but I felt a little strange in them.

Conclusion: Very easy to wear spring top. I wore mine out with a pair of jeans and ballet flats.


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