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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pretty in Pink, McCall's 6606

I'm getting some things finished around here.  One of them is McCall's 6606.  This is a loose fitting blouse or tunic with shoulder yoke, collar with stand, front shoulder pleats, long sleeves with gathers and button cuff.  I made the size 16 based on the garment's finished measurements I used a  polester-charmeuse from Joann's with a very soft shirting from Let's Sew in Evansville. The stuff at Let's Sew is so nice but sew expensive. (I just love going in and drooling. I can usually get something on sale though.)  I originally wanted to do this top in a different fabric but didn't have enough to do it.  Then I remembered these two in the stash and a blouse was born!

The front placket and cuffs came out so nicely.  Even the continuous lap, which has given me fits in the past.  I guess the skill set is getting better.  I was worried that the pleats on the front would cause mega-boob but they fall nicely and gently and form a nice feature. 

I love how the back yoke turned out with the paisley nearly intact.

You can't even see the yoke seam in this photo.  It was pure happenstance, not planning I assure you.  My cutting skills are not nearly that good yet.  The blouse fits nicely both tucked in and loose with a cami underneath.  It has fast become a favorite, it feels so good on.  I can see me sewing this one again as it makes for a good basic.

Coming soon...McCall's 6601.  Happy sewing.

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