Sunday, July 9, 2017

Ruffles and Gingham, What a Perfect Match! [Sew What? Series DIY Top McCall's M7602]

[This DIY top was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]
McCall's patterns have been off the hook this summer! I usually have a ton of Simplicity patterns on deck but McCall's is what's hot right now. This Top M7602 was a must have. I love this ruffle top and I did a little hacking to give it a tad bit more drama. Now I must admit that I bought the shoes first because I could not resist a gingham pair of shoes. Now here's the funny part, they aren't even for me but I figured I would sew Mori a top in gingham to compliment these beauties. The shoes are from shoedazzle



Let's talk about the pattern for a second. This was a fairly easy construction process once I figured out my hack. I did have to take in 1.5 inch on the front ends that wrap at the waist. I did not want to chance going down a size because of her bust.t But after completing this top, I know that a size 12 would fit her almost perfectly.

It's all about those ruffles!


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  1. Gorgeous use of the fabric and an awesome hack!

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    1. It was all because of the shoes that I found first. I had the pattern was in my to-make pile and once the shoes were purchased it was on to ordering gingham fabric to match. I don't like matchy-matchy all the time but this was the perfect time.

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  2. You created something amazing with this top! I love how you added the chic looking ruffles extending down! It's very creative and very you! Mori looks fabulous! And to find material to match the shoes - you can't get any better than this! I'm loving it!

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    1. Thanks Gail, this was on time I went in with a plan!

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  3. This has to be THE cutest hack ever! Absolutely awesome vision for this pattern!

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  4. Love it!! You are such a genius with the mixing of fabrics!!

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    1. Thanks Reesie, that's with I love about making clothes, I get to mix it up and call it art!

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  5. I love it when a plan comes together! Instead of reading your blog completely through, I immediately looked up the pattern--then said, this doesn't look like the pattern. Duhhh, it's Michelle--the rules don't apply to her. I snickered to myself and finished reading your blog. I know--I can be such a silly willy at times. Love the use of two gingham sizes, and the matching shoes--another wowza. Hope Mori likes this one (but then again, I feel that way about everything you create). She looks great as always.

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    1. See Robin, you getting ahead of your self like I do when I pretend to read the pattern instructions!!!! she does like this top but she said those shoes hurt her pinky toe, so they will probably be going to my sister.

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  6. Love it!!! U have it life ! Now I can stop looking at my pattern and get to making it . Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Get it done so you can get some wear out of it!!!!

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  7. All I can say is wow!! The use of the different size of the gingham print is fabulous, and the ruffles are everything.

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    1. Right it was a simple pattern-hack with a lot of impact! Look at me over here rhyming without even trying! [OK the last part I was trying] Thanks for stopping by Faith!

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  8. Amazing! Your work is all so different, and all so you! This top takes gingham to a new, fun, place...

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  9. Beautiful execution. Love the boyfriend jeans too, where were they purchased? Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Lovie [ohh that name is so cool] Those jeans are jeggings from hollister.

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  10. Wow! Wow! absolutely stunning.

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  11. I love your creation here. And those gingham shoes are awesome.

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