Monday, June 22, 2015

Silky Summer Tops

I love wearing silky tops for summer and recently made 2 using McCall's 7093.

For the first version, I made the length of view " D" with the pockets from view "B" and made short sleeves.  I used 3 different fabrics: a blue floral and solid blue that I had in my stash and I picked up the white "silky" from Joann Fabrics.  I don't really like the white fabric,  but it was the only thing I could find at the time.

I bound the neckline with bias strips cut from the blue fabric.

I made a straight size 16 with no alterations.  It's a little big through the shoulders and bust - and maybe a little too long.

For the 2nd top,  for the front section I used a silky print that I've had in my stash for years and black for the back and sleeves.  This version is a little shorter than the first and uses the curved back hem of view "c".  I wasn't sure I'd like the longer back hem, but I really do.  I made this one a size smaller from the waist up, and the fit is good.

I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of both of these tops this summer.