Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ascot Top McCalls 5977 - Item 5 in Wardrobe



I loved this pattern when I purchased it. I assumed it was for knits but was surprised to find out it was for wovens. I had purchased this fun animal print charmeuse and decided it would be perfect for this top.

McCalls 5977, View C

I LOVE how this top turned out. I forget what size I made but I ended up taking it in a bit at the waist. Because it's made from a woven, there isn't any "give" when you put the top on. If I make this again (which is likely), I think I will tailor the sides even more and add a side zipper. Animal prints can be tricky in a work environment but I think under a jacket or sweater, this top is still professional looking. I decided to use the excess fabric as the facing for the coordinating jacket (more on that in a subsequent blog post).

3 comments:

Channon said...

I really do love that blouse. Fabric, style, fit... everything. Might even have to acquire that pattern - to go with the doggy back seat hammock one - under the pretense that I really will learn to sew one day...

Linda said...

Very nice top. I have made one item from this pattern and the weight of the ruffles really pulled the neckline down. I think I used the wrong fabric. Your top looks good with skirt and sweater

Kathy said...

Hi Bonnie,
Just wanted to let you know that we like your version of M5977 so much we posted a link from our McCall's Facebook page to your blog. Great work.
http://www.facebook.com/mccallspatterns