Monday, October 24, 2011
Most posting catch-up here...
It was back in September, I think, that Faye had asked about McCalls 6400.
As it happened, I'd just recently bought the pattern, and was curious enough to try it out. I pulled out an impulse fabric purchase (promptly regretted...) - a bright green camouflage, and got to work. I made view B.
While this t-shirt feels current - due to the asymmetry, the dolman sleeve and the ruching, at the end of the day, I just don't know. I'm not feeling this t-shirt.
For starters, my fabric doesn't have enough stretch.
But there's something about the shape that just doesn't work very well for me. (Incidentally, after looking at these pictures, I thought they had come out way better than the t-shirt looks in real life?) In addition, it just isn't very wearable - the t-shirt keeps getting twisted out of shape (grain issues, perhaps?) when I try to do any actual work wearing it.
Really simple sewing though. One pattern piece - join the side and shoulder seams, and you are done.
I will say I want to try it again in a fabric I like better. Like a solid black? We'll see. The queue is long, and the days are short...