This top is my contribution for the Sew Weekly challenge of using a city to inspire a creation. The fabric I used has always made me think of the Spice Bazaar in Turkey.  It has such great rich colors in the print and then it is highlighted with shimmery spots of gold, which are hard to see in this picture.
Pattern Description:
OOP McCall’s 5436: Misses’ and Women’s tunics in two lengths and top: Low cut V-neck front tunics have sleeve variations cut in one upper section, above waist casing and elastic, machine-stitched hems: sleeveless pullover top is above hip length.
Pattern Sizing:
10-18, 20w-28w. I made a size 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made view A and it did look just like the drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they are very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the easy with which this whole pattern goes together. There is nothing I dislike.
Materials Used:
I used 2 yards of a printed poly chiffon that I purchased about 3 years ago and less than 1 yard of 3/8″ elastic from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only change I made was along the back neckline. The instructions say to use bias tape to finish the edge, I just serged and folded it back once. It works just the same.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
As I have made three versions of view A and one of view E, the tank top, all ready I definitely see making a few more in the future.
I love this pattern and am sad to see that it is OOP. It is a great instant gratification sewing project. From start to finish this took about 2 hours.



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