My original plan for "Make it in a Metre" was to make tees for the kids, perhaps an applique or two with the scraps. Once I finished cutting out the kids' tees, and a couple of pair of underwear, I found myself with a rather big rectangle of unused fabric. Big enough to wrap around my hips, in fact. But not particularly long. Not being much of a minskirt girl, I decided that a dolman sleeve top with a hem band would be fun, and not too childish in the astronaut print.
McCalls 6203 for the top. It is a very simple pattern, but it was the basic shape I was looking for. The pattern calls for raw edged bands at the neckline and sleeve, which I actually did. It looks kind of cool, but the band sticks up a little at the neckline. Not my favorite look. I took in the side seams quite a bit to get some waist definition, as the pattern is a big rectangle with sleeves. That said, the end result is fun and I like the crazy waistband. The kids thought it was so cool that I matched them. I think it's awesome that they still think that is cool. Wonder how much longer that will last?