Pattern Review McCalls 6319, View A
Abby is a member of our local Sewing Fashionistas group and a Home Ec teacher at a local area high school. She slipped this sewing project in while working on a more complex dress and this is her pattern review.
Kaleidoscope Print Knit
97% Rayon 3% Spandex
This really was the perfect weekend project. I didn’t make many changes. I cut a larger size than my usual but I was envisioning a loose fit with a little flow to it. I sewed a casing on the inside for the elastic. It just felt wrong to me to have it in the seam not attached-it’s very possible I was reading the directions wrong. I didn’t really look at them too much to be honest. I think I like having the small gathered section visible on the outside for now. If I decide I don’t like it, I can just change it up! I guess that’s a benefit of being able to sew.
The lining was easy to work with and feels like its not even there. It was easy to understitch and stretches nicely. I may add a skirt lining later because I’m afraid the fabric may ride a little up my leg. We’ll see when I actually wear it in public.
I cut the shoulder pleats down to three instead of four. The fourth one stuck out too far on my narrow shoulders. I do wish the underarm was a little higher. I’ll keep that in mind for future cap sleeve designs.
Accessorized with a belt
and with a cardigan and belt
Great fabric to work with, steamed perfectly, washed perfectly, feels great, stretched great (and that’s using only a sewing machine).
Thanks Abby for sharing your pattern review with me!