Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nice and easy

I almost feel silly sharing such a simple project but I am for two reasons. 1) It is the simplest top I have made in a long time (two pattern pieces!) and 2) it's a great, versatile top that will go with almost anything!
I picked up McCalls 6078 during a sale a few weeks ago with plans to use up some grey (super-stretchy) knit I had already. (Oh, this stuff was a pain to sew with!)

But it made for a really pretty top! (I made view B.) I usually avoid knits because I cringe at the thought of hemming them. But I suppose it gets easier with practice?

I added a band of black organza to the bottom (I had some bias strips left over from another project.)

I sewed the strip to the right side, turned the hem and then top-stitched it down. It weighs the hem down nicely.

These aren't great photos (and I took them prior to hemming) but I'm including them just to give you an idea of how it fits.

I definitely foresee this top appearing in my closet in a few different colors! I highly recommend the pattern.

By the way, I'm still hoping for some takers on the Pay it Forward game!

Jackie :)


  1. I think you should make a few tops from this pattern. It works on its own and under a jacket.

  2. It looks great! I love that shirts like this sew up so quickly, it's almost faster than shopping would be. I like your organza hem treatment... I tend to wimp out and not finish the hems, which is ok sometimes but I hate making a habit of it...