Happy Sunday Loves!
Can you believe half of the year is over? I was shocked to see my local Joann getting their holiday (Christmas) fabric in and it is NOT even August yet. I am excited about the month of July as my birthday is right around the corner.
Let’s get to the point… So when I saw this McCall’s pattern M7752 for Pretty Girls Sew Along, I knew I had to attempt to create it as it was one of my to makes for summer. I always wanted to learn how to make a top similar and was too scared to try. I did NOT realize what an easy sew it was, however, there are many pattern pieces that will frustrate the heck out of you. Be sure to label and mark every single pieces to make your life easier.
For size, I decided to cut between the 12 and 14 as my bust measurement fell between the 2 sizes. In addition, I did use a flat boning similar here that I purchased at hobby lobby which I love. There is 1 minor mistake with pattern pieces as well. #11 was numbered as 10 and vice versa. For the most part, since I am a visual learner, I always look at the picture and match up the pieces before even cutting. Thanks to my sew sister Johanna for pointing this out.
The only struggle for me where I had to use the seam ripper is in the midriff area. I actually did NOT read the instructions carefully at first and realized that the seam in the CENTER BUST area must be opened at least 3/4 inch and the midriff must be laid flat. I opted to sew from the center to the left and then from the center to the right which fixed the issue.
I AM IN LOVE with this top and plan to make another (in a solid) before the end of the summer. Even though it took longer to cut than sew trying to match these pieces together, I have no regrets with the fabric choice.
I had this leftover fabric which was NOT enough for anything as it was almost 4 yards but only 16 inches wide. When I laid it out and realize it was enough for the main pattern piece, I was in heaven.
I opted to line in PINK and use a regular zipper and I loved the way it turned out.
Thank you so much for stopping by and as always, have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED WEEK!
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