Saturday, June 19, 2010

McCalls 5522 - take 2

This top has been the most long-winded project I have worked on for ages. It is McCall's 5522. I made the 3/4 sleeve with ruffle earlier for the mini-wardrobe contest and you can see it here if you are interested.

This one I made the long sleeve, no collar and no ruffle. From memory the only alteration I made was to shorten the sleeve length by about one inch.

These photos were taken after an afternoon in the office, followed by drinks and dinner after work, so you will have to excuse the wrinkles. I did try to get the photos earlier in the day but DH was run off his feet, so it had to wait for the end of the night.

I am not as pleased with the fit of this one compared to the last one. The collar band is sitting a bit funny....


I didn't trim the armhole before inserting the sleeve this time, as I didn't feel it needed it but now I am not so sure... I think the back looks a little wide at the shoulder and the sleeve fit doesn't work so well at the back.


Anyway, it is not so bad I won't use it but I think I will leave this pattern alone for a while and use another shirt pattern next time.

At least now, I am free to move onto something new. Time for a frock, I think!

12 comments:

  1. Well I love it! It turned out very nicely. Good decision to wad the ruffle and great idea to dye the fabric too.

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  2. This is a really versatile pattern with so many options - I think I need to add this to my collection. I like the fabric you've used.

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  3. I think the blouse looks great. I really like the fabric you picked and I think it looks lovely on you!

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  4. Really lovely! The color is great and I love the polka dots. This is such a great pattern...

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  5. Fabulous top! You've done a brilliant job. Lulu is delightful. I looooove cats :)

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  6. I particularly like this version, cute fabric, and it is good to see that it looks smart without the ruffle too.

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  7. I like this! You have made some great work garments lately.

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  8. Lovely top in a great print.

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  9. Looks great, love the fabric. I checked with the girls in Toowoomba Gardams and they have samples of the wool jersey.

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  10. I'm glad you finished it. It looks great. I have this pattern and haven't tried it yet. Yours is inspirational.

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  11. I really like the fit of this top on you. It's great.

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