Thursday, June 3, 2010

McCall's 6119

I bought this pattern a few weeks ago and thought the handkerchief hem was pretty eye-catching and flattering. So when I ran across this multicolored fabric in my stash I thought I'd give it a chance. Plus it gave me a reason to use wooden beads on the straps, which went very well with the tan and brown colored circles in the fabric. So this is the result and I'm pretty happy with this top. The pattern review is below.

Pattern Description:

Halter top with elasticized back bodice

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12 of view A

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

 Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked how easy it was to assemble and of course the results! I also love the suggestion of using beads on the halter straps. That's what really attracted me to this pattern.

 Fabric Used:
I used a cotton/poly blend of some sort. I'm not really sure but I'm guessing it's not straight cotton since it doesn't wrinkle easily.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the following changes:
* I took out 2" out of the back bodice and skirt bottom.
*I raised and curved the front bodice for modesty's sake.
*added 7" invisible on left side

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I might make this one at least one more time.

Overally this is a great top and is very easy to make! I give it an A+!


  1. Very cute!! Love the hemline and the beads are a fun touch.

  2. That is such a pretty print.

    Your top looks great on you and I love the beads.I must remember this detail. It really works beautifully with the fabric.

  3. Very cute and summery. The beads are a very nice touch.

  4. A very nice pattern and a beautiful top! I really like the idea with the wooden beads on the straps a lot.

  5. Lovely, and the beads are such a cute detail!

  6. You look great in this top, your legs are super skinny, and the beads are an interesting detail!

  7. Lovely fabric choice! beautiful work!

  8. That's a very cute,flirty top--a twirly top!

  9. It looks great and the beads really make it!

  10. Pretty top and like the bead details.

  11. Beautiful top! Just right for summer.

  12. That top looks gorgeous on you!

  13. yes.yes.yes.
    yes to the beads.
    yes to the interesting hemline.
    yes to the combination with leggings.

    You aren't just sewing 10,000 hours, you are stylish.

  14. What a fabulous top. I love the handkerchief hem and the beads are a brilliant touch!

  15. What a nice way to add pizazz. i like the beads. And that fabric is WAY cool! Love it!
    :)Deb M.

  16. First time commenting, though I've been following your blog for a while. I love the top, and all of your work. Hope you have a great weekend.

  17. This is just too cute on you! and I love your fabric choice too! Great job!

  18. This is really lovely! The fabric is gorgeous and I love the idea of adding the beads. I love the way you styled it with leggings and I adore your shoes! It's a great summer fun outfit. You look fantastic!

  19. Soooo cute! I wanted this pattern, but they were sold out. Love this on you!!


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