First I'd like to thank all those who stop by to see what I'm doing and a special thanks to those who leave comments. I appreciate it so much!
McCall's 6559 has had a lot of attention and my version may be a disappointment, but I thought it would work with a narrow navy and white cotton knit stripe from my stash. I only had enough to make a top though.
I used the drawing for View F (the pink stripes) as my laying out guide and cut it off at the second lengthen or shorten line. This is what I came up with.
Comments about the pattern.
1. I cut a size 12 with size 14 at side seams and with my FBA, that worked very well.So the sizing is accurate.
2. I raised the front neckline 5/8" because it seemed too low. It is just right with this small addition.
3. The pieces fit well together and the instructions were clear.
4.I added neck and arm hole bands which I think adds a nice touch.The pattern doesn't include them.
5. This is the only negative.I find the arm holes a little too big and I would raise them as well as add a bit to the circumference next time.
And yes, I would make it again and encourage anyone who has rhis pattern , to give it a try.
A couple more peaks..
I'm off for a doctor's appointment. The skirt is my white bull denim which I made last summer.
Have a great weekend Everyone. I hope it's not too hot where you are!