Saturday, 13 December 2014

McCalls 7020

So easy, this little top! It's basically all rectangles. If you are looking for something fitted then this is not the pattern for you. McCalls 7020
I have read a few reviews on this one and learned it was very loose fitting, so I decided to make it extra small. I am usually an 8-10 size. My plan worked out because I didn't end up overwhelmed in fabric. I used a really light weight fleece from the stash. This could have been a disaster if the fleece was heavy or thick.

 

I decided to jazz it up a bit using some textured faux leather on the sleeve fronts which is very current in RTW these days . I just eye balled the size and shape. Then using a small zig zag stitch all around. Being careful not to let it wave. A Teflon foot helped it glide over the fabric.

I thought I would change up the neckline by using the faux leather as a binding - this was a disaster! It was all wonky and wouldn't play nice at all. Somehow I recovered it by attaching a stand up collar that I rolled over and tacked down. I wasn't happy with it but my sister dropped over as I was trying It on and she said she liked it so just I went with it. I have worn it a few times and have received lots of compliments so I guess it looks better then I originally believed. I will make it again in a light weight sweater knit and I promise to follow the instructions next time!
It's warm and cozy to wear and right now that makes me happy!

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