Showing posts from January 26, 2014

McCall's 6839 - the Jungle January miss

I had such high hopes for this top!  Taking my inspiration from the pattern envelope cover, I choose to sew the view with the great back detail in a metallic animal print. You know Jungle January and all that.. The top went together beautifully and that back drape was so much easier to create than I anticipated. It's simply a separate pleated "facing" turned to the outside of the top and caught into the armhole seams.  But oh my!  This front neckline is so odd! And even odder looking when one attempts a selfie and one is quite inexperienced with that technique. (Perhaps the secret to a great selfie is to do the fish lip selfie?!?) As you can see, the pattern cover doesn't show the front view at all - only the back details. To be honest with you, I never gave the front neckline much thought. From the pattern piece it appeared it would be a rounded neckline that hit about the collar bone. But now that the top is sewn it appears to be more of a bateau n