Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vintage McCalls 4663 - 70s Stripe Shirt

There are alot of 70's patterns out there that just look a little weird, but some of them are really cute, and I liked this pattern when I saw it on ebay awhile back. This week I finally got around to making a top from it.
I decided to use up the rest of my stripe material that was originally just going to be for totes. =) Since there wasn't enough for the long sleeves, I opted to use the shorter sleeves. Not wanting them as the pattern showed them, I shortened them some and added an elastic casing.

Over all, I like the pattern. I took in 2 inches on each side after I sewed it up ... it was so roomy it would have made a perfect full-trimester pregnancy shirt! =) It still is quite blousey in the middle of the shirt, so I'll probably add some fabric or ribbon ties in the back. Since the back has a gathered yoke like the front, I would think darts would look a little funny, maybe?

But I like it enough to put my Emmeline apron over it. My only issue then was that I had to make sure I didn't get it dirty when baking in the kitchen this morning! =)
I made some Apple Nut Muffins. They are pretty much the only muffins I make anymore; they're that good! All I do is add an apple (pared, peeled, and chopped of course) and some cinnamon to my favorite batter, and then make the topping of brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped walnuts.


Sarah Jane said...

Oh that is so cute! I love the stripey shirt. :) I can see why you took some fullness out, but I think it looks just fine the way it is now, nice and comfortable. I think I might copy the style, if you don't mind. :D A fuller blouse portion WOULD make a great pregnancy shirt!!

Rachel said...

I like your hair in two braids. :)

Cute shirt...darts probably would look funny with a gathered top so a tie might be better, but honestly it doesn't look bad. I like the neckline.

Cheri said...


Thanks! I can't remember the last time I had a striped shirt. It's kida fun. =) Sure! I don't mind if you want to copy the style. =)


Why thankyou. =) It does have a way of making me feel (and look?) 10 years younger, though, so I don't do my hair like that very often.

Anonymous said...

I have this pattern on top of the stack of projects for my dd. Your's turned out so cute, I'm going to get going on hers! Great job!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

that is a cute shirt! :) I really like the way you changed the sleeves with a soft band of elastic (doesn't look to 'poofy' if I shall say :) I think darts might look funny, like you said - and that ties would probably look nice. maybe ribbon ties? or is that what you already said? :) The way you adjusted the fullness of the shirt turned out nice, I don't like a shirt that hangs like a bag either. :) It would make a nice maternity shirt too...cute ideas!!!

Michelle said...

Dont'ya just LOVE that emmeline apron pattern! I made 3 recently for 2 craft fairs and I wish that I had made more - they sold like hotcakes.

Cheri said...

Thanks ladies!