Monday, March 13, 2017

McCall's 6886 Modified



 
Today was a very good day to be a duck, so have the last 3 days for that matter!  It is also a good day to start wearing some of my autumn wardrobe. 


I have been pondering knit work tops for a while now.  I had high hopes for Simplicity 1366 but really this style of boxy top just doesn't work for me.  Because I have hips it just makes me look like a column.  Enter McCall's 6886.  I love the three dresses I made using this pattern and have already made my Mum a top using it as well.  I really must get a photo of it.  For Mum's top I pretty much kept to the original pattern because she has a very different shape to me but I wanted more of a loose slightly cropped style that I could wear with culottes.  

A recent 40% off sale at Spotlight unearthed this lovely white and black striped ponte knit.  I nearly didn't buy it because, well, more stripes but then I did buy it because, well, mores stripes!

I cut the top out pretty much to the pattern except for the side seams.  Once I had decided on my length and for the record, it is the same length as my much maligned Simplicity top, because this is one of the things I do like about it, I then added 1cm to each side seam at the hem and recut the side seam to a straight seam, ignoring the curve.  I hope that makes sense!


I really love the resulting top, so much so, that if I can find more suitable ponte, there will be more.


6 comments:

  1. You can never have enough striped tops. Love how you have adapted this pattern to create your perfect top.

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  2. this looks great! I'm sure it will get heaps of wear :)

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! It has already had quite a bit of wear.

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  3. "I nearly didn't buy it because, well, more stripes but then I did buy it because, well, mores stripes!" Exactly. A very accurate description of that feeling for many of us, I'm sure. =)

    Great top! It's very chic and versatile--I'm sure it will be a great addition to your wardrobe for work and play!

    -Abbey

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    1. Thanks Abbey! I think I have a stripe addiction.

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