Now that the sewing of my work wardrobe, consisting of black, black and only black is over, I picked the hottest, brightest colour I could find to make McCall's 6841
I saw so many fabulous versions of this pattern last year, that even though this is not normally the style of top I would wear, I just had to get this pattern to give it a try. I bought it at the back end of last Summer, but didn't get around to making it. Then Autumn came and went, Winter arrived, and before I knew it, it was too cold for a top like this.
But hey, it's now March (meaning almost Spring right? Not that you'd notice here in the UK) and the March MAGAM is to "March into Spring" Perfect for my need of a hot colour and to finally make up this pattern
The way this top goes together is just sheer genius. I read through the instructions first and got the general gist of it, but it wasn't until I started to make this up that I actually realised exactly how this works. At Step 7 I am left wondering how on earth that will work but I ride with it, and it really, really does!
|Sorry this is the wrong way up... for the life of me I couldn't get this to rotate and save!|
In the past I have always had a tendency to shy away from loose fitting things, but because of my sewing, and making things out of my comfort zone, I am slowly being converted. And although this is a loose fit, what I do like is how it sits at the back. It doesn't hang all loose, it sits on the hips.
I used a cerise pink Jersey Viscose fabric from Minerva Crafts. It's no longer available but they do have similar. To stop the hem from stretching on this fine knit, I used this awesome Washaway Wonder Tape before sewing
I cut this top with the 3/4 length sleeves but on completion I didn't like them. Not unusual at all for me that; Ooooh I do like my arms proper covered! But I wanted to give it a go in hope that I may become converted. Errr, not so! I was constantly trying to pull them down, so with fabric I had left over, I added some wide cuffs.
Love, Love Love!!!
In fact I love this top sooooo much, fabric for top number 2 is already purchased
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