The Contrast Polka Dot Top

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So apparently my camera hates bright teal and bright red together, and it threw off the colors and the white balance, and I had a hard time photographing this even in broad daylight.

It’s been a busy past week for me this week with Fashion Week, but I had some time to work on this project towards the end of the week. The pieces looked complicated to me so I read all the directions as I went along. It came together pretty easily.

This is one of the brightest tops that I own, and I like it a lot. It’s very comfortable.

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Pattern Used:

McCalls 6284.

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Pattern Review

Pattern Description:
MISSES’ TOPS: Pullover tops A, B, C, D have neckline and sleeve variations, upper front and back in one (no shoulder seams) and narrow stitched hems; top A has contrast lower front and back.

Pattern Sizing:
0-18. I made a size 12 in View A.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that it’s a knit pattern and that I could use two different types of knits.

Fabric Used:
Teal polka-dot cotton knit jersey, red knit jersey

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. I think I did make a mistake by over-gathering the top bodice part, but I can live with it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I really want a long-sleeved version for the Fall/Winter.

I really like it! Very comfortable to wear.



Janice has been sewing her own clothes for the past few years and enjoys sewing from vintage patterns, especially the 40s, 50s and 60s.


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  1. Ooh la la! Sassy and bright! Love the combo of red and teal.

  2. Lovely! I really like the red with the teal, it works really well. And comfy too – bonus!

  3. I love those colors together! I love the lines on this top-very flattering.