My first ever try at a McCall's pattern. The instructions were very clear, up to a certain point, and then they totally lost me. It looks like there is some very clever way of putting it together; turning it inside out etc, but I just did not get it. I lost a lot of time staring at the drawings and trying, but to no avail. Well, I figured something out.
But the end result is kind of disappointing. The neck opening is so wide it falls off his shoulders. I had to overlap the slid in the back quite a bit to prevent this. And then, all the poly fabric, well, I should have known. At least, I lined it with some nice cotton, so he doesn’t have it against his skin. But the overall look is just like the cheap costumes one can buy. I will certainly try to make him something nicer soon. He likes it, though, and wants pants in the same fabric used for the sleeves… I am a bit afraid it will all end up looking like some dancing queen and not like the proud knight he wants to be. Opinions?
McCall’s costumes M5500 size 5-6
Body: polyester satin from tissus.net
Lining: old cotton bed sheet
Sleeves: “lamés cigarette” from quartierdestissu.com, cotton underlining