Thursday, July 05, 2018

McCall's 7543

McCall's 7543 View B made from a border print purchased at Joann's


I have been loving the cold shoulder trend but have been very slow to take up the off- the-shoulder trend.   Finally, I did and I have to say, I am liking it!



I found this fabric at Joann's on sale - I can't remember if it was 60% or 75% off. When I bought it knew that this was the fabric from McCall's 7543.  I am loving the combination and the border print


McCall's 7543 View B made from a border print purchased at Joann's


I made mine a bit longer than the View B on the pattern envelope, I do think I went maybe a bit too long but it is just fine. 


Do you recognize the ties?  I used the sleeves from this pattern on my gingham blouse
McCall's 7543 View B made from a border print purchased at Joann's


You can see on the back arm in the above photo, I did not have enough fabric to cut one of the sleeve panels from the stripe fabric only.  I did have to cut into the border a bit to get all my pieces cut out.  It did help that this was only the back sleeve pattern piece on one side.
McCall's 7543 View B made from a border print purchased at Joann's

I made a size Medium on the top and did use about 6" less elastic than the guide.  I was worried about this top staying in place.  That was something I did not need to worry about, it stays in place perfectly.  I think my only worry, is making sure my necklace doesn't get caught in the neckline.

The top goes together quickly for the most part, hemming the ties takes the longest for me.  Using the border print makes it quicker, no hemming the bottom of the top.


This style was one I was on the fence about but love it so much, I am happy I tried this style.  I might be looking at more patterns with this style.  We still have more than half the summer to go.


I just had to take one with some of my flowers, the rose bushes have been eaten by  Japanese beetles. Right now the rest of the garden is not being touched by the beetles.
McCall's 7543 View B made from a border print purchased at Joann's



What about you, have you tried a trend that you didn't think was you?  Did it pass or fail?


11 comments:

  1. I like the longer length of your blouse and great use of the border print.

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn, border prints are so great!

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  2. I agree with Carolyn. The length seems perfect to me and the fabric is gorgeous! You are one who really inspires me to try something different, Lori. Thanks for sharing so generously.

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    1. Thanks, so much, I really appreciate it. I have this blouse packed in my suitcase for a trip today.

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  3. Cute! I agree, the length looks great :-)

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  4. Oh Lori this is so cute on you and the border print is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much, Faye, border prints are so fun.

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  5. Stunning use of border print!

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  6. i used this same fabric to make a tunic using the border print for the sleeve hem as well.

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