The “Problem Solved” Top

The Facts

Fabric: 1.5 yards of rayon lycra on sale for about $15
Pattern: McCall’s 6078
Year:  2010
Notions: A little interfacing for the back strap
First Worn: Sunday all day
Wear Again: Now that it stays on yes.

In a strange way this week was challenging for me.  I love pink.  It has and likely always will be my favorite color so I was thrilled to see it in the coming challenges.  What’s the problem?  Well, I had too many ideas and have so much pink fabric its not even funny.  I made muslins for 2 different dresses this week.  I considered making a Ginger.  I almost made a nightie. I even pulled out my panties pattern.  In short the week really got away from me.  Then I started to think about the fact that I signed up for Me Made May and more precisely that I had nothing me made to wear with one of my favorite skirts.  That simply would not do so I decided to make I plain pink top.

I used view A of McCall’s 6078 for this one.  I made a medium because this pattern runs notoriously big.  The shoulders still kept falling off so I added a little strip of fabric to the top to hold it together.  I have a Gap shirt from this winter that works this way and I’ve been pleased.  I’m sure I will be much more comfortable in it now that I don’t have to worry about it pretty much falling off.

 

 

I also made view B this week to test the fit before I cut my good fabric.  I actually like the style of this one better.  If I make this pattern again a may try to add sleeves to this view.

Author

ejegmama

Stephanie mother tried to teach her how to sew growing up but she didn't really get serious about it until her 4 year old daughter was born and she wanted to put her in fancy smocked dresses. Since then, she has learned to smock and sew. Her blog and screen name come from the initials of her two children Elijah who is 8 and Emily who is 4.

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  1. I love the drappy look. You did a fine job on both blouses. Clever to add that piece across the back.

  2. The drapes are lovely! You can even try turning it into a dress.

  3. I love your drapping. Adding the tie to the back is genius. I should do that to a few RTW tops that are too big. Great job!

  4. I like the strip you added to the back, I thought it was part of the design, how clever