That lovely vintage rayon fabric that I posted about earlier has been transformed into a lovely floaty top courtesy McCalls 5808 – here’s a pic.
Oooh – lovely 70’s styling, nice yoke shape and floaty sleeves. Good choice!
And here’s the top on the dummy.
Nice job Sandra! Looks just like the pattern envelope. And I do like that natty black bias trim around the yokeline.
Now let’s see what it looks like on.
Well I am not exactly sure what it is about my body that can transform a perfectly acceptable top into a travesty of a puffy pirate shirt, am I too old for this style (note the jowls), are my shoulders too broad or is the print just too pretty? Whatever the reason I should never have forgotten that vow I made in 1987 to NEVER wear puffy sleeves again!
But I think I can salvage the pattern – maybe lengthen into a dress and take out the gathering in the sleeve head and try for a breezy summer dress. Maybe.
If you are interested in more of the nuts and bolts of the pattern mosey on over to Pattern Review and read my full review there.
Otherwise feel free to let fly with your opinion. I can take it.