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« on: March 18, 2008 07:57:21 PM »

Last week Jo-Ann's had McCall Patterns on sale for $1.99, so I took this opportunity to stock up! I especially wanted to get patterns for simple items of clothing with basic, reusable pieces. I often have trouble sizing sleeves and bodices if I'm not working from a pattern then the piece turns out too small. So anyways, I bought M4872 because it has 4 basic tops. I used View D and a nice, stretchy grey jersey knit that was on clearance.



Sorry for the weird pose, the first picture I took my arms were at my sides and you couldn't see them so for the second photo I made sure to keep them out! This shirt is so soft and comfy, I just wish I could wear it to work.



Everything looks better on the dressform.

For anyone new to sewing, I really recommend this pattern. View D might be the hardest one though because it's off the shoulder. Overall it's a very quick and simple project.

Thanks for looking! I looove comments!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 08:06:15 PM »

I love your top, it really looks comfy, good job!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 08:59:58 PM »

I love this kind of shirt and it looks well made.
I also love jersey knit. (Are you stalking my favorite things?Smiley)
It looks so cute on you, dress forms are for...not wearing things?
Again, very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008 09:01:31 PM »

Very nice, I like the color and you did well. Looks like something I would live in, except I'd have to give it another inch or two on the bottom.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008 09:51:11 PM »

where did you get your dressform and do you know about how much they run?
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008 09:51:27 PM »

also, your shirt looks very well done Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008 11:02:30 PM »

I really like your take on this pattern! I actually picked up the same pattern on sale a while back to, and had shiny fabric lined up to make it look just like it was pictured on the envelope...but I just couldn't get excited about sewing with that type of fabric!  Maybe I'll go your route and make something comfy! Woo! Very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008 03:42:34 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Very nice, I like the color and you did well. Looks like something I would live in, except I'd have to give it another inch or two on the bottom.

Yeah I like long tops too. I wasn't quite sure how long it would be so I just made it according to the pattern. The B version is nice and long so I think I'll use that length in the future. I can wear a longer undershirt with it though.

where did you get your dressform and do you know about how much they run?

I got it at Jo-Ann's, it's a Singer 50 or something? It was actually a birthday present from my family. The regular price is ~$200 but it's ALWAYS on sale for $125 or less.

I really like your take on this pattern! I actually picked up the same pattern on sale a while back to, and had shiny fabric lined up to make it look just like it was pictured on the envelope...but I just couldn't get excited about sewing with that type of fabric!  Maybe I'll go your route and make something comfy! Woo! Very nice!

I was thinking about making a dressier version as well. I just happened to find this red tag fabric after I'd already put the pattern in my cart so I thought they'd work nicely together. The shiny one in the picture does look cool!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008 08:40:29 AM »

Wow thats really good! I would had never known it was hand made!
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008 10:12:41 AM »

Great job! I use the tshirt from this pattern. It is the perfect length and it was easy to alter after making my first one.
This was one i made using a different fabric fro the front and back. It was kind of a scrap and boredom buster for me, but it has turned out to be one of my most complemented items.
It's not really a flattering shot, but I didn't wanna overload your post with front and back pics.
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