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Sunday, April 24, 2016

McCall's 7286 Polka Dot Top



I bought this pattern on Thursday and made it the next day.   I bought it because of the raglan sleeves and the 2 hemline options.   I made the first view - with short sleeves and rounded hem.   I plan to make the other view too.


























I started with my usual size medium.  Since it's described as close-fitting and I like my tops loose through the middle, I started just below the bust and added a little to both the center and side seams.   I also made a swayback adjustment too.  The fit turned out perfect.  And the neckline fits so nice - just high enough and narrow enough. 





I love polka dots and love this fabric.  It's a very soft cotton knit that I got at Joann's a year ago and paid $2.50 yard.   I bought 4 yards and only used 1 yard for this top.  The white is a small piece I had left over from something else.




 
I wanted some basic summer tees that are pretty and fit better than RTW.   And I'm happy with how this first one turned out.  Now onto the next one.






6 comments:

  1. This top looks great. I like the contrast sleeves which highlight the raglan sleeves.

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  2. Raglans are just so forgiving to make and to wear. The top is certainly very smart - it's certainly always a good idea to keep small pieces of fabric for things like sleeves, isn't it?

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  3. Great looking top! I have thought about a raglan short sleeve top for summer too! Now I'm digging for a pattern. You look lovely! Great job!

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  4. Nice looking tops. I always enjoy, and covet, what you sew.

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  5. So cute! I also like the shark bite hem, hope you'll sew it soon so I can see :-)

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  6. Cute top! And you look great in this lovely blue color. :)

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