Saturday, April 14, 2007

McCall 9572 top

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:12/31/02 5:25 AM
Last Updated:12/31/02 5:34 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo
Pattern Rating:Easy to sew

I decided to make this top as part of my new policy to use the leftover fabric from a project right away....if possible. I have always carefully folded up the remnants and put them away, thinking I will sew them one day. Well, you know what happens. That someday never arrives. There is always new fabric showing up. So, I apologize for the out of print pattern. It surfaced as I rummaged through the pattern stash for something that would use a very small amount of fabric. I didn't have any full width of fabric left, just odd shapes. This top is laid out on the bias which worked with my odd shaped remnants.

Since it was leftover bits, I became bold and didn't follow the instructions. The pattern called for neck and armhole facings. I just turned under and topstitched, a la Loes Hinse. That worked fine.

I did have trouble with the bottom hem. It is all bias of course and stretchy. I used fusible bias tape but it still fluffs out a bit. The McCalls instructions don't give any guidance with this problem.

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