Welcome to McCall’s M6792, take two!
Before tackling this pattern a second time, I made further small tweaks to the pattern. On my first go, I didn’t like the baggy, extra long sleeves. I tested out slimmer sleeves on the actual garment, then transferred the adjustment to the pattern. I took about 1″ off both front and back under the arm, tapered to nothing at both the side seam and under sleeve seam.
Another change from the first version is the neckline — the pattern calls for a facing…for a reason. It really keeps things from stretching out better than a turned and stitched neckline! I also drafted a sleeve piece, due to lack of sufficient width to lay out the full pattern pieces. Basically, each pattern piece is the entire front/back width *and* the entire length of the sleeve. If you’re a wide person with long arms, keep this in mind when buying/assessing fabric yardage.
The lovely fabric I used is one of my oldest pieces of stash, which almost ended up in my ‘donate’ pile when sorting through my storage space awhile back. I know I bought it before I began sewing seriously because it is so scratchy! No way I’d buy anything like that now. But, it’s totally pretty, amiright? It stretched significantly less than the tripe fabric, so I had to let out the shoulder seam 3/8″ in order to comfortably fit my biceps.
Remember my long-winded rant about McCall’s 6886? And how I wasn’t sure I could pull off a fitted, knit dress without a center back seam and with curvy side seams? Well, doesn’t this take on 6792 have those very same features? Hmmm. I like to think my brattiness is part of my charm! :-p I’m still not sure I’ll buy 6886 any time soon, though that’s more due to trying to not buy BMV patterns in general than anything else. At least now I know it’s not so far fetched to try it.
Speaking of which, Butterick released their summer 2016 collection on Friday. What did you think of it?