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Tribal Print Top With Bell Sleeves

Tribal Print Top With Bell Sleeves

I like to think of my style as a colorful bohemian chic with a dash of 70s flair. I absolutely love colors, and when I came across this fabric → Multi Yarn Dye Jacquard at my local Jo Ann Fabric store I grabbed it immediately. It was love at first sight and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.

I used McCall's Pattern M7445. The top-View A was very easy to make as it only required four pieces. No notions were needed other than thread. I did make the pants-View C but I personally didn't like the way they looked with the top so I paired it with a linen romper I previously made. My plan is to pair the pants with a different top that I will be making in the near future. The instructions were very easy to follow and there were no fit issues as I chose my size according to McCall's Size Chart.

This top is hands down my greatest new creation. I cannot get over the bell sleeves. The make me feel like I just stepped out of a 70s sitcom...and for me that's a good thing! :-) I also love that I can rock this top with just about any bottom in nearly any color. I can't wait to wear it again and again. :-)

-LC

 

 


PinStripe Mini Dress

PinStripe Mini Dress

When it comes to style I like to go against the grain. I'm nontraditional in a sense that my garments are usually made with fabrics that are versatile. This dress for example was made with a pinstripe suit fabric. I bought mine at a local fabric store but you can try this one → Pinstripe Suit Fabric.  The end result is a refined, yet casual look that is extremely summer-friendly.

The pattern I used was Simplicity Pattern 8124. I made View A which consisted of only three pieces. You'll also need elastic. Though the instructions were easy to follow, this garment was so easy to figure out that I really didn't need them. There were no fit issues as I chose my size according to Simplicity's online Body Measurement Chart.

All in all I was very pleased with this pattern and even more pleased with how cute my dress turned out. I am definitely making more of these but next time I'm adding pockets! :-)