Monday, June 01, 2015

McCall's 7125



McCall's 7125 made from polka dot silky with lace trim

Meredith wanted at top just like view B on McCall's7125 right when she saw the pattern in my sewing room.  We headed to Joann's for some fabric and she selected this seafoam silky polka dot and a lace from the bridal section for the yoke.





The top really goes together quickly but I would watch the fit at the center back.  Meredith's finished shirt was tight right between the shoulder blades.  I was able to get her a bit of room from the 5/8" seam allowance.  I did have her try on the garment before I finished the armholes with bias binding and it appeared fine.  Sometimes that simple and quick fitting doesn't show everything that really wearing the garment does.

McCall's 7125 made from polka dot silky with lace trim

On this lace overlay, I simply used a small zig zag to attach the lace yoke to the main fabric.  The instructions have you had some trim.  

Close up of lace yoke on McCall's 7125

I did  have an issue with the fabric and Patty from Sew Much Knitting mentioned on my Instagram photo that "it gave me quite a hard time" while she was using this fabric for a garment for her daughter..  It doesn't unsew the best for one.  Also, I  felt I cut it on the straight of grain but the front would hang funny.  Evidently I didn't get the grain right  but to compensate, I stitched a button on the inside at the hem to keep the front balance.  This simple change made all the difference in the front, just a bit of weight to balance.  In fact, you can see the button in this picture.  The wind was blowing so hard, Meredith's top kept blowing up.
McCall's 7125 made from polka dot silky with lace trim

This is a great pattern with some nice options.  It is quick to sew but looks so trendy.



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10 comments:

  1. This is really cute! I love the fabric too!

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  2. The top looks great despite your issues with the fabric. I'm sure that Meredith will wear it often. Great pattern!

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    1. Thanks, Rose, I think she will love this top and it will be perfect for hot summers.

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  3. That is such a lovely top! Silkies really are a pain for getting the grain just right. You did manage an ingenious "save".

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    1. You are right, Irene, they are a pain. I love when an idea just pops into my head, like this button solution.

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  4. I love the button tip for the hem - never would have thought of that. Thanks for always sharing your knowledge & tips. Great color & love the lace overlay .

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, the idea just popped into my head. I love the sewing online community for tips, hints and inspiration. I am happy to share and be part of a great community.

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  5. Cute top - Love the lace accent.

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