One day at JoAnn’s a piece of animal print sweater knit jumped right into my hands. Really. It was a bit over 1 yard and of course enough for a top. I don’t normally wear animal prints but I guess I was feeling a little wild that day.
My aim was to make something I could wear over my favorite fleece leggings. Something that would cover my rear end, ya know? So I picked McCalls 6612, because I happened to have a copy and even though it said I needed 1 5/8 yds, when I laid it out I could actually fit the pattern on my little yard of fabric (but I did shorten the sleeves and length a bit).
Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline/sleeve variations and narrow hem.
Misses 8-16, Women’s 18W-24W
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
For the most part.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Mostly. I had trouble with the back neck area, but that’s probably just me. Otherwise it was pretty simple.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This was the first drape neck type top I made, and while the drape neck is ok, I later made one from another pattern that I like much more. I also took off the rouching on the sides, it seemed like it added too much bulk, maybe because of my sweater knit. The pattern ran large, I was swimming in it until I took it apart and cut it down a couple sizes in the shoulder/bust area.
Polyester sweater knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened length and sleeves, narrowed shoulder (a lot), removed side rouching.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would never do it again in a sweater knit, but possibly in a lighter knit fabric.