Hey There! Today I’m sharing a top that took a while for me to like lol. I made a DIY Flounce Top using McCalls 7573, and at first I was not sold.
When this pattern was released I liked it a lot, but I didn’t quite know how I could fit it into my wardrobe. I decided to go ahead and make it anyway. I used fabric that was gifted to me by my Grandmother. The fabric has an interesting design with paint brush strokes, roses, and an almost watercolor look. It’s not my style, but I figured if I didn’t like the top then I wasn’t missing my “good” fabric. *rolls eyes at myself*
I decided on View A with the strap from View B. The top came together rather quickly, and the only techniques you need to be familiar with are how to apply bias binding, and a narrow (or rolled) hem.
This thing sat on my dress form for WEEKS!
Something about it just put me way out of my comfort zone. However, when I styled it with my flared Hudson brand jeans I fell in love. It’s a little late in the season to wear this top out now, but I’m already thinking of different ways I can style it for spring!!!
I also really like View D, but I don’t have the right fabric for it yet. I’m keeping this pattern in a mental note though, so you just might see it again!
I have been off work for four months, and sadly my time at home is coming to an end. I go back to work next week, and I’m not ready!!! So many deadlines in this coming week as I count down my final days at home. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be able to stay at home for so long though. I really got into the swing of homeschooling my three year old, and now it’s Dad’s turn!
Anyway, I didn’t make any elaborate Fall sewing plans, but I do have a few things in the sewing queue including: another pair of Morgan Jeans, a few tops, and perhaps a bomber jacket. I’m also working on a very interesting project for my sister in law that I will talk about once I get that finished. “Booked and Busy” hahahahaha.