Today's review is of this really great peplum top/dress pattern from McCalls most recent collection. What I liked immediately was how they played with the striped fabric in the sketch to create more interest in a chevron pattern so I grabbed this gorgeous emerald and navy striped knit and cut out top, when I was done I had enough to make a pencil skirt (my 15 min. pencil skirt tutorial can be found
HERE) and when I put them both on I loved that it kinda looks like a dress but can be worn separately.
Pattern Description: M6754
Pattern Sizing: I cut the XS
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them but I did read them for the sake of review and they were good, the pattern pieces have grain lines to help you place your pattern pieces on the stripes properly. Just remember to cut one piece at a time so you can align the stripes properly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love peplums and using the stripes to create a pattern makes it fun.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? The sleeves are ridiculously wide and unflattering the way the pattern is cut, there is way too much ease so I pinched out almost 2 full inches to get a more flattering sleeve.