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.


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

  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?

  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!

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

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

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


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