Flowy, breezy, cute and casual – everything you want in a summer top right? McCall’s M7779 is exactly that for me. Lucky for me, I can wear it all year since we don’t have seasons in Barbados. It’s literally summer all year! The pattern called for a woven fabric but I couldn’t find any that spoke to me so I disobeyed and used a pique knit and I have zero regrets. It’s truly an awesome little top that I can throw on with jeans or shorts, anything really.
This was my first time wearing yellow in years. I love my blacks and grays because they help me fade into the background. Bright colours tend to draw more attention than I would like or maybe I’ve made that up in my subconscious mind. Anyway, I fell in love with the fabric in my local store and though I tried to talk myself out of it, I couldn’t leave it alone. It was just too gorgeous.
McCall’s M7779 Pattern Review
Very loose-fitting tops have shaped hemline, wrong side of fabric will show. B: Back flounce.
6-14. I made a 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did. I made view D with longer front and back.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were insanely easy to follow. I didn’t really need them as this was a very easy make. I just kept them nearby as a guide.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love how easy it was to make. Love how flowy it is the way the top is cut. I thought the neckline would make me feel claustrophobic but it was fine. All the pattern pieces fit on 1 sheet… amen hallelujah!
The pattern called for a woven fabric but I am stubborn and like to do my own thing so I used a pique knit. Went down one size to accommodate this change.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. Next time I may use the size 8 length straps though as that is my actual size for this top had I not used a knit fabric. The neckline felt just the tiniest too high.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew McCall’s M7779 again and probably in a knit again too. Would definitely recommend to others.
Very cute flowy summer top. Comfortable and easy to wear with jeans, shorts, leggings you name it. It blows in the wind as you walk. I felt super duper confident and got compliments as well.
Since I made this top, I feel a little braver to use more colour in my me-made wardrobe. Are any of you guys afraid of colour too? Let me know in the comments!
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