Me Made May is almost over and while I didn’t get a pic everyday, I did wear me mades. I also realized where my handmade wardrobe has gaps. In particular, tops.
McCalls 7542 has made many appearances all over the internet. I picked up this pattern when it first came out and cut out a muslin but wasn’t thrilled with it…could have been just the day. You know, just not feeling it that day. But after seeing so many great versions, I wanted to give it another go and I’m glad I did. I love this sunny version!
I had this yellow gingham in my stash since last summer and thought it would be cute made up in this pattern. It has enough drape to lay nicely on the body but doesn’t let the sleeves fall flat.
There’s not much to say about this one… I made it as per the pattern, View D. The only alteration I made was to grade it out one size from waist to hip….Mama needed a bit more hip room.
Have you tried this pattern? Are you into the the fun sleeve trend that seems to be so hot right now?
Check out McCall Pattern Company’s blog for inspiration and see the winners from the M7542 contest!
I love your version! The yellow fabric and drape are perfect. Yours is one of the few versions I’ve seen that doesn’t ‘pull’ across the bust from the armpit area. Do you mind me asking what size you made and if that’s your regular size? The upper bust seems tight on a lot of versions online and I’m wondering if I should size up. I’m a new sewer, so any insight is appreciated.
Thanks joy! I made my usual size 12 with the C cup.
I love your version Margo! I have he same gap in my wardrobe! Not much tops to wear! I need to fix this issue! Happy sewing!
Thank you Judith! Tops seem to be something I skip over in favor of dresses…
This is lovely and perfect for summer!
I adore this look and the fabric is perfection. So cute.
Thank you Becky. I don’t often choose yellow but I’m liking it this year.
Me, too! Wonder why we’re suddenly attracted to colors we never were before? Like avocado and orange?? I never would have looked twice at those colors, but now gravitate toward them! Must be a ‘thing’…
Cute sun shiny top!
We haven’t seen the sun much this spring so a sun shiny top it is!! Thank you Faye!
Lovely top .
Thank you Mariela!
I tried this pattern and love it! I made the same version you did with the flounce at the sleeves. Yours is so sunny and cheerful!
It’s a great pattern and I think I may try it in a knit…Thanks Tomasa!
Just finished one and pulled out a polka dot chambray remnant to see if I can eek another out 🙂
I love your sunny yellow version! I’m definitely feeling the sleeves lately!
I just checked yours out! Love it! I love everything you make…. Big sleeves, poufy sleeves, pleated sleeves, I’m really into it but I have to admit that they are not always practical. But who cares…a lot of what I make isn’t practical! LOL
Stylish top, cute sleeves. x Jacqui
I made this pattern twice and have another version planned. I bought it because it looked so much like my friends Banana Republic top and one I saw at Madewell. The yellow is beautiful. The hip with was small on me too.
I have this pattern but have not made it yet. Your version looks great! Love the yellow gingham.