Sew Crafty Chemist shared. This top was a true inspiration item, brought on as I continued to scour the net looking for ideas for a garment I would be comfortable with, and a graphic print fabric which I could get excited about and actually be able to wear considering my tendency towards humdrum prints and solids.
SMFabrics Online store is here in Houston, so when I have the urge to touch, I can set an appointment to visit the warehouse. The best of both worlds.
McCalls 6797, like a match made in fabric heaven. My fabrics speak to me all the time, however, sometimes I just don't listen and end up with duds. Wouldn't you say your fabrics talk to you?
Not much to it. Pullover tops (loose-fitting through bust) have neck band, front/back extending into right sleeve forming drape, shaped hemline and narrow hem. A: armhole band.
Let's talk about the sleeve and armhole- The sleeveless side is GREAT! I love the way it hugs the body and curves right in under the arm. Now the other side, not so much. It just showed too much when the arm is raised. So here, I sewed up the edge about 6"inches, thus, creating a type of pocket under the arm. Problem solved.
No alterations were made, although a 1" FBA would have been useful in order to avoid crawling of the front towards the sleeved side. I should have also widened the bottom opening a little so it would drape more freely over my hips. I cut a straight Medium.
I tried it with the sleeve as well, but I wasn't happy.
Sew, until next time....