Tuesday, August 16, 2016

McCall's 7391

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics



The end of summer has kick started me to sew a couple of garments that have been on the list since May!  McCall's 7391, a loose fitting pullover, was calling my name.


I ordered the fabric in May, this beautiful cotton from Style Maker Fabrics.  It has a few speckles of colors throughout and also the perfect weight.  The fabric didn't need a camisole underneath but the low front placket did need a camisole.


McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics

I found this top easy to make but it took me 5 days.  In my new sewing room, we put in a small television, which I didn't think I really wanted.  My hubby, Mike, said let's just do it and see how much you use it.  Well, he was right, I have used it every night, especially during the Olympics.  


This McCall's pattern has very good instructions and the collar really went together easily.  Let me say easily and with great results.  One thing I did notice it is very slim in the hips.  I might adjust it just a bit, shorten it by an inch and then round the edges up a bit more.  This might give it a bit more room, I don't need the room for wearing but getting this shirt on and off!  LOL

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics


I was very nervous about the eyelets, they could really ruin the shirt.  My placket looked so nice and I kept thinking, don't mess this up!  Can I say Hooray?  The eyelets went in beautifully and no mistakes.
McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics

I ordered my eyelets from Amazon - they were a Singer brand and came with a setter.  I did practice one time on scrap fabric and made sure I paired all the eyelets correctly.  I took some pictures in the eyelet setting process.

First step is to measure very carefully and match both sides.  I used a Frixion pen, the marks iron away.  Also, this photo shows the fabric the best.


Next, you center the eyelet on the marks and then use the eyelet as a template.  Trace the circle and this is your mark to cut.  I used my smallest scissors and made small snips from the center of the circle to the outer edge.  Finally,  insert the eyelets and hammer them in place.  One thing for sure, Mike and Meredith were very happy when I finished!  Videos are always helpful and here is a helpful video

Erica has been making several garments with eyelets, so I sent an Instagram message asking where she found the cording.  Erica responded with Joann's and said they had several colors.  A trip on Saturday and I found just what I needed, thanks Erica.

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics


I really like my new top, it was fun to make and fun to try a new technique.  Now I really thought the wide leg jeans would be perfect for this top but now not so sure.  Suggestions?

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics

I  seem to like the side view on me for these tunic shirts, more flattering than the front view!

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics

I might have finished my shirt just in time, it cooled down here and is in the 70's today, perfect weather for this shirt.

I have lost my camera remote, so many pictures were taken to get focus.  I did get some great ones of the flowers, so here is one to share



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11 comments:

  1. I really like that fabric! Also, I'm a fan of loose on the top and loose on the bottom at times. I think the outfit works :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, I really like this one and it will be good for fall.

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  2. HA I would be doing the same thing with setting the eyelets - don't mess it up... Looks great

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    1. That is all I said the entire time!

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  3. Love this top and the lacing turned out great!

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    1. Thanks, Tomasa, I love the lacing and eyelets

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  4. Great top- love how the colored threads are so subtle , but add to it .

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, it is a nice fabric.

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  5. So sorry Lori - you were listed as a blog I follow & now I can't figure out how to get that setting back . You are on y blog role , but need to figure the blogs I follow dealy!!!

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  6. Nice job with this Lori! Anytime I use eyelets and gizmos to attach them, I say the same mantra-don't mess this up!

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    1. It is a good mantra!

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