Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Red Voile Top - McCall's 6702

I ordered this beautiful red floral cotton voile a couple months ago and unfortunately it is sold out.  Never fear, Mood Fabric's cotton voile selection is filled with amazing prints and colors.  I really love sewing with cotton voile, it presses beautifully and is so easy to sew.  Not to mention, it is lightweight, breathable and cool for summer.







 I went with McCall's 6702 for a sleeveless blouse selecting View A.  One of the reasons I purchased this pattern was for the collar and the placket of this pattern.  While sewing my top, the pattern had great construction and no buttons for a sleek, simple look.   The flared style isn't one I usually wear but for summer I thought it would be a nice style and the voile worked so nicely.  This top does run large and I went down a size, cutting a size 10.  I think the fit is great through the shoulders and back.





    Another reason I went with this pattern, just take a look at the back.  The back was the best feature, a bit of fun for summer built into a top.  One more plus on this back opening, it isn't too low.

I went with McCall's 6702 for a sleeveless blouse and went with View A
 I like the high-low hem for the blouse, which is very gradual on this top.  The pattern calls for bias tape to finish the lower edge of the back and the armholes.  I used the cotton voile to make bias and it worked perfectly. The upper back is a nice finish on this blouse, two pieces for the yoke.  One for the yoke and one for the facing, finishes the top edge of the opening perfectly. I plan on making this sleeveless version again and might taper a bit for a waistline, just not too much or I would loose the ease to get the pullover top on.  One more detail on the placket, it is deep but doesn't gape open at all.  I believe this is the nice contour designed for the placket piece.  The pattern comes straight up from the bottom of the placket, then has a nice gentle curve to shape for front neck edge


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I hope your summer is a beautiful one and if it is a bit too hot, sew some voile for a cool summer garment.  

I love everything about this fabric, the hand, color, weight.  Then the pattern, I love wearing this top but not sure I like how it looks on me. One thing I know for sure, it feels great while wearing it.  What about you, do you have clothes you love to wear but don't love how they look on you?


11 comments:

  1. Such a cute, summery top. I bet it feels great on and the back is such a pleasant surprise! Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Terri, it feels great on.

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  2. Pretty top and love the back detail.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila, it is a great feature.

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  3. Beautiful new top!

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    1. Thank you, Teddylyn, the fabric is so nice.

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    1. Thanks, it is a great pattern with fabulous details.

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  6. This is absolutely darling! I'm surprised the girls don't want one for themselves!

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