Okay, I've been sewing all day for clients, so at the end of the day, I just wanted a little something for's very satisfying to throw something  in there for me!

I made McCall's 5977. I did make some changes: I eliminated the jabots and ruffles. I just wanted a plain top... I needed to make good use of this piece  of remnant fabric that I had left over from another top I made. I,also, added front/back neck facings instead of the fabric binding, then I just serged and turned under the armhole seams...very quick project. Oh, the other thing I did was to eliminate the bust dart. I gathered the excess fabric instead. I love this top. I'm pleased with the outcome of the use of this fabric! 


Front view

Side view of gathers replacing the dart.



I made this top once before but it I made it too big. That was the other adjustment I made. Before, I cut a size 10 at the top and a 14 through the hip area. This time I cut a size 8 at the top and a 10 through the hip area~ perfect!

 This is what the first top was gonna look like, but it ended up like this,


I will definitely be making more of this top...I love it!!

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Comment by Karen LaDelpha on January 19, 2013 at 12:49am

Hi Alethia....Thanks for checking. I'll look around to see if I can find something similar. Enjoy reading your blog!!

Comment by Alethia on January 18, 2013 at 10:26pm

Karen LaDelpha, I didn't realize that it was OOP(out of print). I just checked myself,and it is not listed. o(

My apologies, I will make sure I mention that in this post and on PR. Thanks!

Comment by Karen LaDelpha on January 18, 2013 at 12:28pm

Your top is is really nice..very summery. I couldn't find the pattern on BMV club. Is it a new release or an outdated pattern ? I'd love to make it for the warmer weather.

Comment by Alethia on January 17, 2013 at 11:07pm

Thanks Serenity!

Comment by Serenity L Sincere Peace Earth on January 17, 2013 at 2:51pm

That pink is cute. I have that pattern and never thought to work it like that

Comment by Alethia on January 17, 2013 at 9:39am

Thanks Ladies! 

@ Jan and Jenise~ It does'nt give much more room than the dart...a little more ease. Since it was a knit I didn't want the dart, I wanted it to remain seamless, thanks!

@ MAD14kt and Jo Ann~ It's a great wardrobe builder. And, I've had this piece of remnant laying around for a while. Trying to deplete the stash. Speaking of stash, you all look forward to a Stash Busting Sew-a-long coming soon!!!!

Comment by Jan OBryant on January 17, 2013 at 9:34am

Top is really cute...i love the gathers instead of the darts.  I have a hard time getting anything to fit the bust area.  Does the gathers give more bust room?

Comment by MAD14kt on January 17, 2013 at 8:41am

I L*VE it and the fabric is a KEEPER...FIESTA :)  Oh, I have that pattern in my collection.  Thanks for sharing the gathering info.

Comment by Jenise LeMay on January 17, 2013 at 8:23am

I love the gathering in place of the dart.  Very cute top!

Comment by Jo Ann Ely on January 17, 2013 at 7:05am
Great use of a remnant!It will surely look good without the ruffles and fluffy sleeves and sit nice under a jacket. I can see why you would make more!




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