Hi friends! This is just a quick post to show you my McCall’s 7538 top that has gone into pretty heavy rotation in my wardrobe. It’s very ‘me’ — angled seams, colour blocking, and a fitted shape.
I used three different colours of the same “autumn weight jersey” I bought at Fabricland. I previously used the purple knit on this GreenStyle Creations swing dress. I think the colour scheme looks deliberate — thank god! Sometimes a colour-blocked scrap-busting project really does come out looking like you grabbed whatever fabric scraps were big enough to fit the bill. And by “you” I actually mean “me”, and it usually comes out looking like you had no idea what you were doing. And by “you” I mean “me”. 😀
Something has caught my attention up there.
The pattern has a lot of options, and I particularly like the cross-over waist effect on the dresses.
I made the earrings, too, using a scrap of pebbled gray leather I bought for 50 cents and some sterling silver earring hooks I had on hand. Once upon a time I used to enjoy making beaded necklaces and earrings, like this sort of thing, so I’ve got lots of leftover jewelry making supplies kicking around.
A construction note if you’re thinking of sewing this pattern: the instructions say to attach the very bottom piece (the black one in my case) *before* attaching that triangle-shaped wedge at the side (taupe in my case). This makes no sense, particularly if you are using a serger; you’d be left having to try to pivot around that triangle point on the taupe piece when sewing it in. No fun with a serger at all. Not to mention a pain in the ass to pin together. So I attached the taupe triangle first, *then* attached the black bottom piece. Even if you’re not using a serger, the path of least resistance is to attach the pieces in order from the top down.
Seriously, what is flying around up there that I keep looking at?? LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by!