Wednesday, October 2, 2013

McCalls 6497 - Hi-Low Empire Waist Top!

 This top originally started out as a muslin.  I love the top at first glance but was not sure how it would look on me.  So, I decided to use some cotton (very thin) fabric that I got from Walmart for $1.50 per yard.  I like the fabric when I saw it but I knew it would not be used for anything significant, and I couldn't snub my nose at $1.50 per yard of anything that was half way cute. 
 
Immediately upon completion I love it (still not hemmed), but again, me being overly happy to share.  I pulled out some pretty bright yellow Ponte Roma Knit, and I can't wait to make it in the knit. 
 
Of course my picture sucks.  Still working on that.  I bought a Canon Rebel yadda yadda yadda and a tripod, that I have no idea how to use. But that is another post all together. 
 
My version of M6497
 
Their version
 
 
 
Quick Pattern Review:
 
Pattern Sizing: xs-s-med-Lrg
 
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
 
Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes, very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I dislike nothing; I love the high-low back, and the Empire waist.  It is really slimming on me.

Fabric Used: Cotton (bought to use as muslin from Walmart at $1.50 per yard. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t slipstitch the inside lining of midsection.  I used stitchery witchery to hold it in place.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I have another already cut and ready to go. 

Happy Sewing!


14 comments :

  1. Love the top Melanie! I hope you enjoy your new camera..

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    1. Thanks Candice. How are those babies of yours doing? I am sure those boys are helping to spoil their baby sister.

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    2. Melaine, they are getting bigger everyday! Those boys sure are spoiling their little sister, along with daddy lol!

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  2. That is a beautiful top Melanie - I'm waiting for it to be available here at a sale price. Looks good, and nothing wrong with your photos - mine are not that good either but I don't let it worry me too much :). Yours are nicely presented.

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  3. I can see why that pattern drew you, it's red! lol! great job on the top!
    Helen

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  4. Oh Melanie darling ;) this is so cute!!! I love it!!

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  5. Yeah...I'd say that's too darn cute to be a muslin! A pleasant surprise I'm sure!

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    1. Yes, it is a pleasant surprise. Thanks GodsgirlT.

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  6. This is why I love the blogging community! When I first saw this pattern, I passed it up because the envelope did not inspire me at all. I think I was distracted by the background. Having looked at your version, I can see the possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing! For a muslin, this is a great top!

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    1. L, I feel the same way. There are a lot of patterns I wouldn't dare even think about until I see it sewn by someone else and then a light bulb goes off. I love the blogging community as well. Again, thanks. love.

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  7. OMG!!! I am in LOVE with this top!!! How did I miss this pattern? Awesome Melanie!

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