Saturday, July 18, 2015

Finished: McCall's 7193

EEEK!

I cut this out Friday night and finished it up this afternoon. At around 4.5 hours, I consider this a pretty quick make!

I didn't feel like making a muslin and decided to use a size 14 neckline and shoulders and a 16 everywhere else (I will give myself more hip room next time). I used a magenta poly crepe from Fabric Mart (still here) which handled fairly well. I used a size 10 needle and slightly contrasting thread.


See? I think more space across the back will stop it from hanging up on my butt. However, this will NOT stop me from wearing this top!



Usually with narrow hems I serge the edge and use that 1/4" line as a guide. I didn't feel like messing around with tension (to prevent stretching things out), so I just stitched a scant 5/8" line and then folded on the line, and then turned the raw edge in to the fold. Not too bad.


I serged the side seams (there were too bulky for French seams), used French binding for the armhole opening (as per the pattern), and slip-stitched the yoke facing (as per the pattern).

Yes. I followed the directions.

If you make this, you should just follow the directions. So yeah, If you're not super experienced...just follow the directions...

LOL!!!

They have you narrow hem the front and a portion of the lower front. Then sew the side seams and apply the French binding (I love this by the way). Then you sew the yoke and yoke facing together at the neckline and armholes. You sew the yoke to the front and back and then slip stitch by hand. 

I was all "I'm not doing all that hand sewing!" but I am SOOOOO glad I did! It really looks great!

The color in the last pic is most true. I cannot wait to wear my new top! I'll likely make the sleeved version at some point and would like to make the other view too but would muslin that. I wouldn't want that front portion to turn into maternity wear.

Now to start on my bright cottons and rayons! :)

31 comments:

  1. Love the pattern and the magenta is gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful top on you! You did a great job! Such a lovely color too.
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    1. Thank you Bonnie! I've flagged your blog! :)

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  3. What a juicy shade of purple! Great top.

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  4. This top and this colour is so flattering on you. Great job!

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  5. SO cute.. Love the color.. looks great on you. Happy sewing.

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  6. This looks great, and it is amazing that you did it so quickly! Beautiful color for you.

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  7. Great color, great top, looks great on you!

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  8. Gorgeous and I love the color.

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  9. That is a pretty color and looks good on you!

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  10. This is a great top and the colour is perfect on you!

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  11. The colour suits you beautifully, no wonder you feel pretty. And the drape just skims over everything. Lovely

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  12. I love the color and 4.5 hours is very quick!!

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  13. Cute, cute, cute! That's a fantastic color too! I will warn you though, I just tried the whole "add extra room so it doesn't hang up on my butt" thing on a Jalie pattern, and it didn't work. YMMV.

    Just found you from your comment on my PR review, and I'm so glad I did! I've been "stalking" your reviews to see what you've made that I want to take on, since we could be body twins. And seeing as my particular shape seems kind of rare, that's pretty exciting! Doesn't help you much though, LOL!

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  14. Looks like you found perfect fabric for such a nice drapey top. And the color is beautiful!

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  15. A quick and easy top that looks great too!

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  16. Great top for the work wardrobe. The color is pretty too.

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  17. BEATIFUL COLOR on your!. It lights you right up! Great job!

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  18. You picked a great color and pattern as always!

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  19. Lovely top and a very pretty colour.

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  20. This blouse looks so fantastic on you! Love the color and design.

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  21. That is some beautiful stitching. Very pretty top!

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  22. That color is EVERYTHING. and you look great in the shirt :-)

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  23. I love that it's quite modest for a surplice neckline! The color is dreamy of course.

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