Remember that jumpsuit I was talking about last week? I finally settled on material for McCall 6083 and set to work over the weekend. Because I had paid $11 for this pattern (I was anxious to sew it up and didn’t have time to wait for a sale), I decided that I would raid my stash for fabric. After mulling it over, I went against my better judgement and decided on a black slinky.
While the material and the pattern sewed up wonderfully, the material I selected was way too bulky and heavy for this pattern and I can feel it pulling itself downward, plus the gathering at the shoulders makes an awkward bulge (like I have horns growing through)… in the back of my mind, I knew it would do this. Consequently, I didn’t wear it this weekend… in fact, I didn’t even bother to hem it. Yep, it’s a wadder.
With that said, I would definitely make this pattern again – in a different material. I would also highly recommend the pattern, not just because it’s easy to sew, but I can see it being very flattering on a variety of body types. However, if you chose to make the view that I did, I would suggest tacking the crossover top in place because it has a tendency to gape very wide open and would definitely cause a ‘wardrobe malfunction’. If you’re interested in sewing this one up for yourself, hurry over to your closest Joann’s – they have McCall’s on sale right now for 70 cents!