Thursday, July 23, 2020

Marcel Top


Marcel Top from Chalk and Notch sewn by Lori of Girls in the Garden with three fabrics for fun print mixing.


Temperatures are hot, head index of close to 100, so I decided this year to make some cute sleeveless tops.  


Recently released Marcel Top by Chalk and Notch was too cute not to make, so I went to my fabrics and pulled out these for some print mixing.  I had purchased them from Mood Fabrics' at least a year ago with the plans of an Archer, inspired by an Anthropologie print mixed shirt.  I have several Archers and wanted something new and different.


Marcel Top from Chalk and Notch sewn by Lori of Girls in the Garden with three fabrics for fun print mixing.

I made a size 12 but when I tried on the yoke front and back it was too big, so did some unsewing and went down to probably a 10 maybe more.  It was just too big under my arms.  I thought I had it fixed but when I completed the top and tried it on again, nope still too big.   I don't know about you but I do not like redoing an almost completed garment.  My go-to method is find something that will make it work.  I added a casing and put in some elastic from just in front of the under arm to the other side.  I inserted 3/8" elastic and all is good now.

Back view of Marcel Top sewn by Lori Of Girls in the Garden.



My good friend Karen, Into Stiches on Instagram, made a beautiful Marcel Dress, we are close in size and she made a size 6.  I am probably an 8, so next time I will try that and then no need for the elastic.

I am probably going to raise the back up a bit by making the straps shorter.  The top is such a good one for print mixing, just check out the line drawing

Loft was having a big sale and this cute hat was $15, I thought I would try it and I like it.  My longer hair makes it better for the look, so expect to see this look more and maybe more hat styles!  I

If you want a cute summer top, go get this pattern, you won't regret it.

Marcel Top from Chalk and Notch sewn by Lori of Girls in the Garden with three fabrics for fun print mixing.


1 comment:

  1. Fun fabric choices, perfect top to show them off! Love the hat :) Thanks for sharing, Lori!

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