Sunday, August 26, 2012

Part 2---10th Anniversary Weekend top McCall's 6241

This is a continuation of my last post. On Saturday we continued our anniversary celebration with a movie, lunch at P.F. Chang's, & some retail therapy at the St. John's Town Center.

 (I saw this Michael Kor's bag and fell in love. Heck, I'm not into bags but this purple, limited-edition, scratch resistant, fancy leather one caught my eye. Anyone want to gift me a $384 bag? LOL!)

 (P.F. Changs was SO good! It was our first time eating there. Everytime we've tried in the past it was packed and we couldn't get in. They have a gluten free menu which is great for me. Their lemon chicken was ridiculously good!!!)

We had a good time just getting out and exploring a bit. I wanted to wear something that was casual yet bold and fun. That's why I made McCall's 6241 and decided to wear it with some bright red capris I'd purchased the week before. I cut this out on Friday night and sewed it up on Saturday, the day we left for the trip. It's the quickest top I've ever sewn and went together in less than an hour. Here's the review.......

McCall's 6241

Time to Sew:
Less than an hour

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 1 for sure!

Pattern Description:
Tunic with pleated shoulder and lower side seam.

(Back View)

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 8.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted an off the shoulder design to wear and this was perfect! I loved this pattern!

Fabric Used:
A rayon/poly/lycra knit I purchased from This is a great fabric for this pattern since it's thin enough and has great drape. I love that the fabric design is white letters on a black background so it has a graffiti effect.
(Up close)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
 I sewed it together using my serger and intentionally didn't add clear elastic to the shoulders as I normally do since I wanted it to really hang loose at the shoulder. I used my coverstitch to finish the neckline, sleeves and hem.

What would you do differently next time?:

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! This is a cute top and I'd love to have a couple more in my wardrobe.
 Wardrobe Versatility:
-Paired with a bright pair of pants, capris or shorts
-With a black blazer & white pants/capris with wedges.
-With a vest on top & a skirt with cute sandals.



  1. Hmm I agree with your opinion and coveting of that bag! I really like your top and the fabric is a great design.

  2. Very cute top! I love the way you paired it with the red capris! P.F. Changs I my favorite!

  3. I definitely think you should have that purple bag! Just found your blog and love the way you do pattern reviews.

  4. Oh my goodness! I haven't visited for a while (ME BAD!) but I just love this look you put together. U look fabulous, dahlink! I'm trying for your figure - well, your figure but in a somewhat larger size :) I am so happy to be visiting tonight and to say hello to you, I will stop by again. Please keep on keeping on, you are an encouragement

  5. That blouse is fantastic. I'm a plus size and wanted something sexy and feminine but appropriate to my style. I think I can modify this to work. You look so bold and pretty and fun in these photos. Flirty and fashionable without the "overexposed" look that some off the shoulder blouses can give. It says a lot when you can be sexy and still be a lady. Thank you for sharing this and gratz on the anniversary too! And I hope somebody gives you the purse :)


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