Hey Y’all!! SPRING IS HERE and if you saw my post from last week you know I’m ready to sew, sew, sew! Today’s post is a review of one my Spring picks…McCall’s 7573.
McCall’s 7573 is a Laura Ashley new release from McCall’s Spring 2017 collection. The pattern features loose fit ruffled tops and off-the-shoulder and tie variations. This pattern is suitable for lightweight cottons and polyester blends. I made View C.
Easy. If you’re a beginner, pay close attention to the illustrations. Also, if you are not familiar with bias binding, I strongly suggesting viewing some instructional videos on YouTube. This top is a quick sew and can be completed in just a few hours. Because this is a loose fitting top, the lengthiest part of the project is sewing the hem on the ruffles and bodice.
I used lightweight 100% cotton fabric I purchased at an open market in Kolkata, India in 2015. It’s a navy blue and green vine/floral motif. I purchased this in the local currency (rupees) paying about $3.50-4.00 USD a meter. This fabric was perfect for this project as it was airy and super breathable for the local Spring weather.
I added 2 inches to the length of the bodice and an inch of length to the ruffle. I wanted a little more breathing room, so I dropped the neckline about an inch.
LESSONS LEARNED/THINGS TO KNOW
View C on the front of the pattern envelope is not illustrated correctly. View C does not include the lower sleeve seen in View D.
This top is beautiful and feminine. I plan on pairing this with a pair of skinny jeans and sandals. I would definitely make this top again. However, I haven’t decided if I’ll make View C again or try one of the off-the-shoulder options.
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