Friday, July 18, 2014

McCall's 6928

I got a yellow striped knit at my June Fabrics last weekend. I took the girls with me because they were just dying to see it and after they'd each chosen an Aloha fabric for a doll dress (in the first 3 minutes) they were ready to go. I took my sweet time, but it was not the same as shopping alone, so I only came home with one fabric and some lining.

I had ordered McCall's 6928, thinking I'd make the bow version, but view B caught my eye for this striped fabric, so I gave it a try.
I like the slight hi-lo hem and the pocket. I think the fit could use some work on my next version. Maybe take it in a little so it doesn't look quite so boxy and possibly lower the neckline. And I'll add length too, at least in the front. But this is still wearable and I like it.
 It's really comfortable, though and I think I like it. Casey said it looks like a cabana tent (I think he meant that in a good way, ha!) and Natalie said it looks like a clown shirt and that I should make some polka dot bottoms to go with it for Halloween. McDonald's might have also been mentioned. Or mustard? Hmmmm.

I think I'll try this pattern again in a smaller stripe and I also think it will be great for wovens too since i'ts loose enough.

I'll leave you with this photo from my balcony last night after it rained. It's so beautiful here. I'll never get tired of these views. Hawaii's skies are just the best you'll ever see. What Oahu lacks in wide open spaces, it makes up for in glorious skies.


  1. Ok, now those multi-directional stripes are so cool! I really like the sunshine yellow and wide-ish width of the stripes. The arm and neck bindings look great too. This will be a great go-to pattern once you make your little tweaks to it. I'm interested to see how it works up in a woven.

  2. That is a cute top! I love the stripes and the hi-low design...nice pattern!!!

  3. I have this very pattern in the hopes of finding the perfect tank- I'm always trying to find the perfect tank! Thanks for sharing!