Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mccalls 5388

I love this top. I had to make some pretty big adjustments to the pattern, however. Although the pattern lists jerseys in it's suggested fabrics, this pattern is mostly intended for wovens. Therefore it has quite a bit of ease. I usually go down one size in the big four- to a 16. However, because I was using a knit and didn't want a huge amount of ease I took it down to a size 10. I love the fit- it ended up working perfectly.

I used a cotton jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. It only took a yard and cost me $10. I know horizontal strips are usually a fashion no-no... but I really liked the acid wash look to the stripes. I played with the stripes on the neck band, making them go vertical instead of horizontal.

Check out the full pattern review on PR.


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