August 15, 2013

Leopard Print Overload Shell McCall's 6604

I made an animal print shell from McCall's 6604. When McCall's says easy, they mean it; view A was super easy. I used a fun leopard print poly chiffon fabric sourced from Joann Fabrics ages ago.
The lovely draped neck and armhole bands were the features of this variation and I did not even have to think while constructing the pattern. Two super easy side seams and a back neck facing that is cleanly applied to the bias drape facing.
I loved the patterning of the armbands, a neat fold hems the arm and the raw edges are contained with the armscye. a quick stitch and a serge to finish the seams. Add a narrow hem to the bottom. 

Typically I do not follow any hard or fast rules for dressing myself and this is no exception. Yes, I wore three different animal (leopard) prints in one look... is that allowed? Really I do not care as I did it already and no one complained at work, well a customer commented on my earrings  calling them, "different." They are Betsey Johnson and have a heart  painted yellow  on one side and a faint leopard print on the other, covered in chains with some pearls and metal flowers and of course topped with rhinestones. They may be different but I might be "different" I am wearing cat-eye leopard print glasses as a neutral. 


  1. Gorgeous, I love this top!! The fabric is definitely animal print, but not so obviously so, I really like it. I also wanted to let you know that the 1950s sewing pattern arrived last week! Thank you so much again, it is such a beautiful dress. :)

  2. Super cute top. I adore your style. Wish I had seen your post when McCalls patterns were on sale for 70 cents a couple of weeks ago! Oh well, next sale. :)
    And three animal prints in one look should be the minimum!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Shelley. oh my goodness I could not believe patterns were 70 cents, I managed to scoop up a couple that I really did not need.


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