Wednesday, February 2, 2011

McCalls 6241

For my next project, I worked on another simple top. I decided to start with quick and easy projects with a hopes of building some momentum. I'll need that to get through some of the more difficult or less exciting projects ahead. This top is shown with a pair of cream slacks, but would also be worn with a pair of jeans for a dressed down look or even a knee length skirt.

Pattern Description: Pullover tunics A, B, C have extended shoulders with pleats at one shoulder and side, machine-stitched hems and asymmetrical lower edge

Pattern Sizing: Regular and Plus
Fabric Used: A Sheer Knit recently purchased from the clearance rack at Joanns Fabric for $2.5/yard
Cost to Make: $5 (I buy all my patterns for $1 except Vogue $4)
Time to Make: 1.5 hours

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like about this pattern?
I liked the length of the top, the pleated shoulder and assymetric hem

What did you dislike about the pattern?

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made?
None, I made this top as directed.

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. This is an excellent twist on a normal pull over top.

This top is quick and easy to make. Go for it.


  1. Cute top, looks great with those pants. Keep up the good work!

  2. i like the look! Thanks for reviewing the pattern :)

  3. Just wanted to let you know that we liked your version of M6241 so much that we posted a link from our McCall's Patterns Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the entire look. Very nice.

  5. Where do you buy your patterns for $1?

  6. I get McCalls, Butterick, and Simplicity from Joanns or Hancock about once a year for $1. About 3 times a year, they will be $1.99. Vogue goes on sale for $3.99 several times per year.