I wasn't sure what to call it, but I found this definition and thought it fit the fabric:
"Iridescence is an optical phenomenon of surfaces in which hue changes in correspondence with the angle from which a surface is viewed."
I wanted to make something for parties that myself and my daughters could all share, and I thought my daughters would like McCalls 6242. This is a real sleeper of a pattern, as you cannot tell from the cover photo how neat the construction is for the sleeves.
|McCalls 6242 with Iridescent Knit|
|Sleeve gusset from the inside.|
|Sleeve gusset from the outside.|
The sleeves are two pieces and they have a hidden gusset underneath, so that you can wear the top without your bra showing under the arm. I love this feature. I am wearing a cami with this one though, just because my fabric is a little sheer. It's also a little itchy. I do like this fabric and I would buy more if I can find it, despite the itchiness. It's just too cool!
I think the neckline is a little lower on me than on their photo. I will make a size smaller in the neck area if I make it again. I would like to make it again if I can find an equally cool fabric to use. This is one of those patterns that lets the fabric do the talking. This was really the devil to get it to photograph so you could get glimpses of the sequin like effect. I hope you can see the sparkles!
So, my daughters and I have a neat top to wear for holiday parties. Just crossing my fingers that our parties aren't all on the same night!