DIY Raglan Top – McCalls 7093 Pattern Review

I finally got to make one of the blouses I spoke about in this post.  Since I pretty much live in jeans or jean shorts and tees I am always needing more that I really like.  This pattern was sitting there patiently waiting for me to get started.  I rarely sew with Big 4 patterns these days so it was kind of nostalgic to pull that brown tissue out of the package.

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I had this silk crepe that I bought from Mood a couple of years ago and didn’t have another woven fabric that would go with it so I decided to use some dark gray knit in my stash.  This knit is very stable and easy to sew on, so I was confident it would work.  I wouldn’t combine a super stretchy or delicate knit with a woven in this design or your seams might be wavy.

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Pattern Description: Raglan Tee View B without pocket

Pattern Sizing: I cut out size 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the shape of the front panel and the neckband technique.

Fabric Used: Cotton/Poly Knit and Silk Crepe

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I extended the shoulder darts so they didn’t look funny, I used a knit when it called for woven, and I shortened the back hemline.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won’t sew it again but really like how it turned out. I would recommend to others. 

Conclusion: I really liked this pattern. It worked well with a knit, even though it called for wovens only. The shape is flattering. McCalls 7093 iCandy Review 2

The back of this top was originally MUCH longer.  I am not-quite 5’4″ so it would have looked out of proportion on me. So I shortened it about 3-4.”  I do really like the high/low shape.

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Since I used this knit fabric, I did a neck binding instead of using the technique in the pattern.  But I really liked the technique the pattern used and have since used it for another project.

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