I don’t like to give up, but this is one time I will. McCall’s 6963 has been well reviewed elsewhere. Given my success with another Palmer Pletsch top, I thought it would work for me. It just does not. Here’s the line art:
I made view C, with short sleeves in a super comfy awesome black silk jersey I purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics several years ago (I have a little left, so perhaps something else). I was unable to get any good pictures – black is hard to photograph.
Aside from just not flattering me (and cowl necks often work for me), here are some of the problems I encountered:
- The back neckline just stretched out and would not sit flat without gapping.
- I cut a size 12, same as the other t-shirt, but got serious pulling across the bust points. I’m a straight B cup (really barely a B cup), so a FBA does not even enter my imagination. Almost every review I read was from bustier gals, all of whom did the FBA. I let out the side seams, but just couldn’t make it work. BTW, I measure a 10 for shoulders, grading to a 12 waist/hips, but this one was too narrow at the shoulders for me at a 10. I didn’t tissue fit or make a muslin, so my bad.
- I think for this top to really work, you need to do the deeper cowl. The shorter cowl isn’t very flattering. I chose it because I’m smaller chested and worried about the flashing issue when I lean over.
So, I’ll hem it and donate it. I may try it again in the deeper cowl, but I don’t know. Meanwhile, my sewing agenda is super full:
- Star Wars costumes for the whole family (finished the 4 yo, the only one that matters).
- Figure out how to resolve the button placket and finish the silk blouse.
- I’ve figured out the fitting issues from the Alice and Olivia skirt I made last year and made a new version. It needs a hem and final pressing.
- A light weight jacket now that the mornings are cool.
- A pant and blouse combo.
- And more, and more and more.