Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More "Notes on a Pattern" - McCall 7542

Last week I was able to finish my first top using M7542.  I bought the pattern for the sleeves to mix and match with other top and dresses.

I wasn't crazy about the bodice because of the high neckline and the boxy silhouette.   But after making this view, I think the style looks okay on me.  This one is for my sister.  She'll model it and a pair of Ginger Jeans I made for one of our club challenges.  I couldn't help trying it on just to see if it looked okay on me.  Well.., it not bad at all with the exception of  the "too tight" across the bust area. 
M7542 - The dart is undetectable with this fabric.

This project provided an opportunity to see how well the top fits me.

Observations -
  •  The center back is slightly curved.  It is concaved in the lower back.
  • The small shoulder darts do not really add much room across the back.  I did notice that the length of the should seam is sport on, though.
  • Using C cup.  It fits like a glove.  No ease at all.  So the D cup will probably solve the problem.
  • Length is a little short, which is how it comes across on the envelope.
  • Neckline fit beautifully.
  • Sewing.  It comes together with no problems.  Nothing difficult or confusing in the instruction.
Likes -

Simply the sleeves.  Still planning to make every view.  More photos coming with me wearing a finished top.

Fabric -

This mesh fabric is from JoAnn's, Nicole Miller.  Cute..,

That's all for now. 





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