Monday, 26 October 2009

Wardrobe Comp Review - McCalls M5929

So here is how you last saw this shirt. Thank you for all the feedback on whether or not I should go with a single or double ruffle. You are all right, the colour of the plain ruffle is good but there is too much showing and it's too stiff. If I was to do this over, I might experiment with binding the edge of the ruffle with the contrast colour. So the plain ruffle went...
And this is how it turned out...

Sorry there is no link to the pattern but their website seems to be on the fritz!

Pattern Description:
Fitted shirts A, B have darted front and back, front band, front ruffles and shaped hemline. Shirt A has stand-up collar, below elbow length sleeves with sleeve band; shirt B has collar and collar band, full length sleeves with placket opening and cuffs; shirts A,B have sleeves gathered at cap and lower edge.

I made view A, but with a single layer ruffle.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a 12

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were fine, i only glanced at them but they didn't seem to go in a wacky order like some patterns.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that this shirt is fitted and long. To me it is a 'younger' style but without being too young. I also liked the sleeves as they are different to your normal puffed sleeve.

Fabric Used:
100% cotton from Spotlight. It's a bit nicer than their usual quality of cotton.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I altered for my narrow back by taking 2.5cm out of the centre back neck, tapering to nothing at the bottom of the shirt. If you do this, remember to also shorten your collar and collar band. I didn't make my usual sway back or full bust alterations and it came out fine.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, this is a lovely pattern and reasonably versatile.

I love this shirt, and am glad I went with the single ruffle in the end.


Anonymous said...

This is such a fun blouse. I love the ruffle and floral together--everyone needs a youthful blouse in their wardrobe. I bet it is fun to wear. I have some Liberty of London fabric in my stash--you have me thinking!

Susan said...

That looks great and the single ruffle works well!

Eugenia said...

This is such a gorgeous blouse - I love the fabric and the ruffle is really pretty. You look great in this.

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