Mccalls 5484

I think I’ve finally figured out what to make with my Gorgeous Fabrics purchase:  hopefully, I’ve made this work!
 
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Pattern Description:  Pullover dresses have twisted front detail, V-neckline front, A-line shape and sleeve variations.  For stretch knits only; I made the sleeveless view C.
 
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yep
 
Were the instructions easy to follow?  This is only the second item I’ve ever made with the twist top detail, so I have to pay special attention to the instructions and drawings.  Otherwise, I’m trying to finish the side seam, thinking it’s a neck seam.
 
What did you particularly like  or dislike about the pattern? Since I did the sleeveless view, I only had 2 pattern pieces to cut out!
 
Fabric Used:  Mylar sequined jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics.
 
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  I ran into trouble when I tried to serge clear elastic on my neck edges.  The serging caused the elastic to stretch too much and there was no way to fix it but remove the serging.  I ended up binding the front and neck edges with some coordinating jersey, which ended up nicer looking than I anticipated.  Also, the instructions tell you to finish the back neck and fronts before attaching shoulder seams.  I think it looks nicer to reverse those steps.  In this case, the binding finished the fronts and neck together for a nicer look. 
 
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Would you sew it again? Oh yes, it’s very easy once you get the whole "twist top" idea down.  This would look really nice done up as a shorter tunic with leggings, or more formal in a lightweight velvet.
 
Conclusion:  lesson learned (for me at least) during construction:  If using clear elastic in a neck finish, sew it in first.  This enables you to control the stretch as it’s being attached to your material.  Then serge, if desired.
 
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