March 11, 2018

MY MCCALL'S 7687 THROWBACK WAS SUCH A WINNER!!!

...do you remember back in February (here) when I took a challenge issued by Carol's Sewing Corner Facebook group to make my version of McCall's 7687.  We all know that fitting wovens is a little more challenging than working with knits. Although I would have preferred making a knit top, I wanted to support Carol's woven challenge.  As mentioned in my previous post - I did learn a few things in making this top:
  • how to make a small bust adjustment in a princess seam, and 
  • gaping neckline problems are corrected by adjusting the shoulder and not by pinching out in the center front pattern piece (which can distort the pattern) 
So making this woven top was a real win for me, plus I have my first new top already completed for the summer.
I guess I can call participating in Carol's challenge was a double win for me, because guess what???, I won her random challenge as well.  Grand prize was a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate that Carol suggested I use to add more fitting resources to my library - and that's exactly what I did...
These four books will be joining my library in the upcoming days.  It's good for me to stretch and take a challenge every once and a while!!!







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16 comments:

  1. Congratulations on winning the challenge! That was truly a double win; you can never have too many fitting resources. Your top is very beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much - I was elated to have won!

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  2. Anonymous3/11/2018

    Congratulations

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  3. That's wonderful! Congratulations Ms. Faye!

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  4. Congratulations! the top is so cute and the books look so promising.

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  5. Adorable top!!! Whooo hoo it’s always fun to win isn’t it?!

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  6. Thanks for playing! I'm glad you have a top that fits correctly and that you have some insight on how to adjust patterns to fit you correctly moving forward!!!

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    1. Thank you for issuing the challenge Carol! And yes, the moving forward has me really excited!

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  7. Congrats on the win! And I really like your top. I think woven tops are so worth going the extra mile for fitting. When they work, they can be very nice to wear!

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    1. Thank you!, and I am in total agreement KS!

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  8. Yay for the double win!:D

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