Guys have you ever started a project, and were quite excited to make the garment, but halfway through finishing, you suddenly lose interest? Well, that was my story. I have never been so ready to call a garment done in my life,lol.
|I made view F|
This pattern is seriously not hard at all, technique wise, that is. I mean, once you get over having to hem those four flounces if you do the view that I made, which is view F. However, I'm just kinda of meh about this project. I think because I loved McCall's 7542 so much, and was hoping the same for this top too, but nope!
The neckline on this one is enormously large! I didn't catch this when I tissue fitted the pattern, but I have been more diligent in exercising and eating better, so I don't know; maybe I lost a few pounds, which could have caused the neckline to be large. However, if you look closely at the model on the cover, it looks to be a little large on the model's neckline as well, so something to note.
|A little snapshot of the hem on the flounce, the invisible zipper and|
the princess seams
Let's get into sizing. I made a straight size 18. However, If I could go back I would probably do a 16 at the bust and grade out to an 18. The neckline on this top is so large that the 22" invisible zipper that I installed was more for merit than necessity, as I was able to get this top over my large dome rather easily and that says a lot,lol.
Other than the large neckline, I didn't run into any other problems with this top. Everything is pretty standard in terms of construction goes- even the sleeve flounce hems were easier this go round. I'm not too upset with not being in love with the top, as the fabric was remnants from a previous garment. I used a challis for the body of the garment and a silky type something for the sleeve flounces. I really wanted those flounces to just float, ya know?!
I guess you can't win them all! I would still recommend this pattern, but perhaps say to check the neckline. I know I could have probably fixed the neckline somewhat, but I wasn't too pressed, ya know?! I'm just ready to move on and really started getting into my Spring projects, which I have too many lined up,lol.
Well, that's all I have for now, y'all. You guys have a wonderful rest of the week and hopefully I'll be back soon with some Spring projects to show.
~As Always Be Blessed and Nothin' Less and Continue to Stay FearlesslyFierce! Candice