|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||12/31/02 5:25 AM|
|Last Updated:||12/31/02 5:34 AM|
|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.