Monday Night Sew McCalls Top

Sew your own fashions. Come along with me this year and lets get sewing.

img_3194I have always loved creating my own fashion clothing. So today I decided to work with McCalls pattern 7093 to create something new.

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McCalls Pattern

The first thing I did was to look at the pattern to see where I could make some changes to make it my own. I love hand stitching but it can sometimes look funky if not placed just right.

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Fabric from Hoffman fabrics

The sleeves is where I decided to place my stitching. So the first step was to gather the fabrics for the project. I used Hoffman fabric for the top front and back and a solid blue fabric (manufacture unknown) for the sleeves.

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Then I looked through my sashiko designs to select the pattern which would best fit the sleeves and also look good with the Hoffman fabric. I decided on a diamond/star design.

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Beginning the Sashiko stitching. See the chalk guide lines.

I marked where I wanted the hand-stitching on the sleeve fabric with a tailors chalk on the wrong side of the fabric. Then I traced the sashiko design I printed from a book, using a stylus and transfer paper made by Speedball. This lays out the entire design in very faint lines that will not show through the fabric and will disappear after washing.

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Stitching only in the area of the sleeve pattern.

After transferring the pattern to the wrong side of the fabric I then used my wonderfil perle cotton thread #8 to stitch my design, stopping at the seam lines from the sleeve pattern.

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I use Wonderfil threads.
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Almost done!
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Sashiko stitching complete. Time to cut the pattern out.
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Sleeves cut out ready to sew

After completing the sashiko stitching on the sleeve pattern I then cut out the pattern. Following the instruction on the pattern for cutting and sewing. This pattern was a breeze. I was able to complete the whole thing in 8 hours total. Start to Finish

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Front of the top

 

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The bottom hem slopes down around the back.

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You can extend the top if needed.
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I will make this pattern again. I am rating this pattern a 5 out of 5

Fit: 5 stars

Easy to sew: 5 stars

This one is a must on your Sew-Your-Own-Clothing list!

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3 thoughts on “Monday Night Sew McCalls Top

  1. Gorgeous!

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  2. This is ridiculously impressive! I can’t believe you embroidered the sleeves yourself! At first glance, I thought you’d just used a pretty complementing fabric but then I read further and I was shocked! Such talent! Nice one! 🙂

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