Tuesday, November 13, 2012

McCalls 6656

So up next is McCall's 6656.  I saw a picture of a knit motorcycle type jacket and loved it.  I can't find it now but you get the gist.  So I saw this pattern and thought it was perfect.  NOPE!  This picture looks fitted to me...does it not?  Ok, so read the pattern description and it says, " Loose-fitting, unlined jackets or coats have front extending into collar, front princess seams, and two-piece sleeves"

Alright, so then I looked at the finished measurements and the XL has a finished bust measurement of 45.  Perfect, just a little room.  The package says I should be an XL.  So I cut an XL in the body and a Large in the shoulders.  OMG was this huge!!!  The armcyes are down to my waist and I could fit another person in the coat with me.  I took in the sides a full 2 inches on each side, so a total of 4 inches.  It's short too.  Even if left unfinished it would be short.  I'm going to have to add a piece to the bottom so it's not riding up my back all the time.

There is SO much shoulder cap ease which I completely took out, but the sleeves are very narrow.  I kept thinking it weird because I made it out of a knit/fleece type material but I don't think so.  I am really bummed about it.  I was so hoping for this look below but it looks nothing like it.  Maybe it was just my expectations of the pattern but I am very disappointed in it.  I keep thinking I may buy it again in the XS, S, M size and cut a Medium out and see what it fits like.  But I'd have to adjust the sleeves....ugh

I'm trying to salvage it so I can at least wear it around the house.  It's super cozy, warm fabric and such a waste.  It looks OK on the mannequin and I just have the sleeves pinned on.