Well time was a little bit limited this weekend so I thought I'd take a couple of hours to churn out a quickie top. McCall's 6754 fit the bill. I've had this zebra print knit, just one yard, for a couple of months now. I think this simple top turned out really cute. This top will make the 4th peplum top I've sewn up and my first knit version. Seriously, should there be a limit to the number of cute peplums one could have? Well I need to probably give them a break and work on some other quick projects to build my wardrobe. My closet looks so naked. Anyhow I digress. See the review below.....
Time to Sew:
Like 2 hours. Quicker for those folks who don't drag butt on doing the neckline binding like I did.
Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 2
Knit peplum top
I cut the size S and graded the bottom peplum to the medium to get more flare.
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?
A gray and navy zebra print knit that's similar to the knit used for jeggings.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. I raised the neckline on the back.
2. Did my usual 1" length reduction center back & tapering to nothing at the sides.
3. Added 2" length to the peplum and cut/sewed it from small to medium size for added flare.
4. My knit was so stretchy I ended up having to reduce strap length 1".
5. I used FOE (fold over elastic) around the neckline and serged/sewed down the neckline seams.
What would you do differently next time?:
Nothing. I like the changes I made.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably. It's super easy but it would make my 4th peplum (and the 1st knit).
It can go with a skirt, pants & shorts.