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Working The Vintage Kinks Out

May 29, 2009

I wrote about this top before when I first made it but I was never happy with the fit. Though you might not be able to see the difference this top has now been taken in quite a bit at the sides, the neckline width was reduced, the length was cropped, and it received an entirely new facing. I think the most noticeable change is the detail down the front. That was were I had to take a vertical tuck in the front because the neckline was far too wide to be comfortable or to keep from slipping off my shoulders!

I think I now know that I won’t be making any more outfits from McCall’s 8251 though I still love the “idea” of it so much. Trying to alter this pattern to make it workable has thoroughly frustrated me. I even thought I could find the pattern in the next smallest size and go from there but there is something odd enough about the sleeves and armholes that I’m not sure that would even work.

If anyone out there has made a similar pattern to this one that worked for them, like McCall’s 8337, Simplicity 6634 (both below) or something else, please let me know, OK?

McCall’s 8337 Simplicity 6634

Mosaic created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

  1. Good job with the fitting.

    I bought Simplicity 6634 for 10 cents but have never made it. When I find the perfect vintage fabric for it I will be sure to carefully measure twice before I cut it out.

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