McCalls M7284 (view A), which is a high-low, unfitted blousey top. The yoke in the front was a total pain to sew, and mine isn't done particularly well, but I'm just letting it go.
All but the armscye seams are Frenched--I was feeling grumpy about the top at the moment I inserted the sleeves, so I didn't feel like messing with French seams there so they are simply overlocked. Does anyone else go through that stage in a sewing project where the novelty has worn off and it's maybe not fitting or looking just right, and you just start rushing through the rest? Or is that just me? :) At least I finished it, and didn't just throw it in the bin!
So this top isn't the most flattering, though it looks better in the photos than I was seeing in the mirror. It's comfy and goes well with jeans, so that's all that matters, right? The slightly sheer fabric makes it feel a bit more modern and interesting. Overall, it gets a B+, I think.
Glad I finally just bought that lovely fabric and got it out of my system. On to the next project!
stunning fabric, has a beautiful fall to it. I have made a few smock type tops (notably a pleated miyake one) and I always feel v bohemian wearing it, but equally, I never to seem to wear them as much as other thingsReplyDelete
Miyake's designs can be hard to wear--very voluminous--but they are so interesting, it's hard to resist!Delete
very cute and modern.ReplyDelete
So glad you bought it, finally! I think this top looks great, and is pretty flattering.ReplyDelete
You're very kind, thank you! I'm happy I bought it too!Delete
Oh my goodness, I totally love it! I think that color and style suits you so well.ReplyDelete
Ps: I'm at the rushing stage at the moment with a dress that's been taking too long to finish due to lack of time to sew.... in my head, I'm 3 projects ahead...
Oh, I'm always thinking of the next project! I've gotten better about finishing projects (I don't remember the last time I just tossed something), but sometimes it take a lot of will to get myself to that last stitch! Good luck with your dress!Delete
Amazing fabric, I can see why it was drawing you in. I think your top looks great on. I always speed up the last bit of sewing too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lynsey! The last few seams of my garment are always rushed!Delete
Well I think it looks pretty good, and you certainly pull it off. I know exactly what you mean about those darn patterns that look so good on the packets, so simple to make and turn out to be both a pain and not quite what you thought(and a few have gone in the bin). You're certainly not on your own there!ReplyDelete
It's always nice to hear that I'm not alone in my sewing struggles! I have to say, after I finished sewing the garment, I just threw the pattern away--I knew I would never use it again!Delete
I think this is the perfect top...I would wear it non stop!ReplyDelete
I wore it the other day, and it was surprisingly nice to wear! What I didn't like was that the sleeves are difficult under sweaters or jackets, but it will warm up soon and it will be good for early spring in CA!Delete