Wednesday, May 04, 2011

McCall's 6282

Pattern Description:  Straight, above mid-knee length lined dresses front high or low cowl, side and back gathers optional back invisible zipper; dress D has unlined, above elbow length sleeves.

Sizing:  8 to 22

Instructions:  Very thorough and informative, this pattern is a Palmer and Pletsch pattern.  They are great teachers and have shared much information in this pattern.

Likes/Dislikes:  I seem to be drawn to draped cowl neck patterns lately.  I thought I would give this one a try.  Plus, thanks to Lynne, I have been using Cabi for inspiration.  The striped top in the middle was my inspiration

picture from Cabi Canary
and here

picture from Cabi Canary

Fabric:  A jersey knit from Gorgeous Fabrics

Changes: well, lots.  I omitted the gathers at the waistline.  I did not line it or use a zipper.

Conclusion:  After completing this garment, I decided this pattern wasn't for me.  There were several other drape patterns I like better.  Then I looked at the pictures and decided maybe this wasn't as bad as I thought.  I like an ITY or rayon knit would be better for the pattern, it drapes nicer



with my Simplicity Cynthia Rowley jacket I made last summer

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love your new top. It looks great with your simplicity jacket.

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  2. Great tshirt! It looks so good made up in stripes and goes well with your CRowley jacket too!

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  3. A perfect summer tee!

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  4. I really like this top and your CR jacket looks great. I really should make that jacket! I liked yours when I first saw it. Great combo. Thanks for mentioning Cabi site, I am always looking for new inspiration.

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  5. I see nothing amiss with your top. It looks fine, in fact. And, the total outfit, with the jacket is really cute. Love that jacket!

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  6. I think it looks great. In fact, I would even consider making two or three.......... :)

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  7. That top paired with the jacket is FABULOUS! I want one, too.

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  8. I think this looks fabulous - I really like the neckline, especially in that striped fabric!

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  9. Oh do give this a chance. The photos show a very nice top.

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  10. Super cute! I think the pattern looks great on you:)

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  11. I love you top. It suits you and it looks very nice on you.

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  12. I think it looks very nice. Great stripe work.

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  13. I just bought some rayon stripped knit for Judy and I have this pattern I think I'll make it up. You look good in this top.

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  14. You know what, Lori? I have referenced that SAME top in my notebook! When I first saw it on Cabi, I loved it. I've been searching and searching for a pattern with that type of draping, and even wondering if I could figure it out myself. Your version is really cute!

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  15. I love the top - cowl/drapey necklines are Fab! I also really like your jacket - I have the same pattern, but have been a bit stuck for fabrics so far.

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