McCall's 58529:00 PM
Pattern: McCall's 5852 - View C (Modified)
Fabric: Silk Crepe
Notions: 1/4 elastic
Description: Close fitting, halter tops A, B, C with front lining, front neckline variations and elasticized back.
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I cut the 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Kinda sorta, LOL.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I had my own plan.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? While browsing the shops in the mall, we strolled into Arden B. and I saw this cute ruffle top. It reminded me of a pattern that I had seen. When I got home, I searched and found this one. It was a perfect starting point for my inspiration top.
Fabric Used: I used silk crepe that I ran across a few weeks ago on the clearance table at Hancock. It was on sale for 50% off! It was worth it because it sewed like a dream.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened at the waist by 2" and made a 1" FBA with a horizontal dart. I added 3 1/2" to the bottom in order to create a shirred bottom. Instead of using the straps to create a halter top, I criss crossed them and tacked them down. I also eliminated the lining. I cut bias strips from the fabric and bound the armhole.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will probably not sew this version, but I definitely will be making one of the other halters. It's a very simple patter and yes, I highly recommend this!