Monday, August 31, 2009

Pattern Review: McCalls 6009

I am making more garments than I normally would due to the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review. They can't all be winners, right?

This is another vintage pattern- from 1978. I never planned on this being a wear out kind of top. I wanted it to be a lounge around top to wear with yoga or sweat pants. You can still look cute when you lounge, right?

So I picked a cute, juvenile print. It's a pink pointelle knit with butterfly print from Denver Fabric. This cost me only $7.00 to make (thank goodness).

I cut a size medium which is a 14-16. The pattern is super easy. However, I knew there was going to be a problem when I first started to construct it. I realized this was going to be HUGE! I did a 1" seam allowance on all seams instead of 5/8". However, the adjustment was just not enough. I seriously think that someone who is a size 20 or even higher could comfortably wear this. I can't even lounge around in it because the neckline is so big it falls off. Into the Goodwill pile it goes.

The top is pinned in back to prevent falling off the maniquin:



  1. I like the fabric you chose. I enjoy using vintage patterns as well.

  2. Great top for the summer. I can see it over white pants or jeans.