Monday, October 19, 2009

McCall's 5929 - Black Ruffle Shirt

Project Details:

Pattern: McCall's 5929
Fabric: Black Dot Shirting (100% cotton)
Notions: Five 1/2" buttons

Description: Fitted shirts A, B have darted front and back, front band, front ruffles and shaped hemline; shirt A has stand-up collar, below elbow length sleeves with sleeve band; shirt B has collar and collar band, full length sleeves with placket opening and cuffs; dresses A, B have sleeves gathered at cap and lower edge.

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? Yes... but mine was sort of a hybrid.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They appeared to be. I only used them to see how the ruffles were sewn on.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm a sucker for ruffles and this style didn't disappoint.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made view A, but added the collar from view B. According the finished measurements, I didn't have to do a FBA. IMO, this shirt had a lot of "extra" ease. I did add an inch length. I wanted to make sure that it would stay tucked. Instead of hemming the ruffles, I used my serger. I used all French seams. And of course I used black interfacing.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Probably not. I like it, but it's not basic enough to be a "TNT". But I do recommend it.

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