January 7, 2019

Inspired to make McCall's 7660, View A...

...when my sew friend Sheila CKT made this pattern last week, not once but twice I thought it was marvelous and just had to have one for myself.  It so nice that we can find inspiration in the work of others, and if we really like it - we can make one up ourselves.  Now mind you, every inspired make doesn't work out so well for me, but thank goodness this one did.
 
I've had this pattern since it was first released, I think early in 2017.  Though I liked it, I didn't make it because I actually thought it needed to be made in a sweater knit and I didn't have one that was suitable.  Then Sheila mentioned that she made it in a regular knit (ITY or Jersey), of which I have plenty.
I eliminated the collar and installed a neckband instead.  I used the single fold neck binding method from Lynda Maynard's book "The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques" page 40



works perfectly for me every time so why do I even bother with others? No measuring, no formulas, no stretching, no rippling. I just start with a 30" 1 3/8" rectangular strip - stitch and cut off the excess. Works every time.  I think this black ITY was perfect for this pattern.  This was easy make, but attaching the gathered sleeve to the cuff (whee) that was a little rough... 

29 comments:

  1. It is so nice!! Now I am peepin' this top too! I love the gathered sleeve ends, and I see why you like it.

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  2. It's so pretty!!!! I love both of Sheila's too!

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    1. I thought both Sheila's were so pretty. The is a great pattern.

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  3. I love yours and Sheila's!

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  4. Love this top...and those sleeves! I was also waiting to find the perfect sweater knit. I love that you used a knit!

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    1. This is a great pattern and such a statement sleeve. The balloon is best gathered by hand with strong thread. I broke it up by doing 1/2 and then the other half.

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  5. Hi Faye - Your new top doesn't look like a sweater at all. It looks like a stylish top! I love it! And after seeing your new top, I have to go check out Sheila's, too!

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    1. It turned out really good and you are going to love the ones Sheila made. Wish I had some yellow fabric (lol).

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  6. Talk about Tops that Pop...well yours never disappoint! Can't wait to see it on you with the fabulous bottom I know you will make. Love yours and Sheila' s.

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  7. I too purchased this pattern when it first came out. Now that it is a little cooler I have pulled this out of my stash to sew. I like yours and Sheila's version

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    1. You are going to love this pattern Linda It was actually sort of fun to make.

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