Sunday, May 08, 2011

Put Me in the Zoo top - McCalls 6078


Mark surprised me with these beautiful roses!

So what do roses and Mother's Day have to do with a sewing blog? Well, I wore my latest project to Mother's Day brunch with Mark and the kids.

Remember the leopard who could change his spots in the Dr. Seuss book Put Me in the Zoo? I LOVED that story. And I love polka dots!

When I returned to sewing after a 10 or so year hiatus, the first thing I made was a polka dot dress (pre-blogging; no photos). I'm always on the lookout for polka dot fabrics that are not too obnoxious for an adult so when I saw this fabric, I had to have it. McCalls 6078, View B (the orange and animal print shown below) had been in my queue for a while but I hadn't found a fabric for it yet.

When I saw the dots, I knew it was a match made in heaven!!

The pattern was lightening fast to sew - 45 minutes including cutting and marking! There are only 2 pattern pieces. I love how the facing wraps in the shoulder seam, ensuring the facing doesn't turn out. I made a small and the fit was perfect. The cowl drapes to the perfect depth - not too low/not too high; right on the edge of what I am comfortable wearing in the office setting.

The fabric is a bit sheer but I intend to wear it with a light cardigan over it anyway as shown.

I love the other two versions, too and will probably try them. I would also like to make View B with a sleeve on it.

It made the perfect outfit for a wonderful morning with the people I love the most!!


Channon said...

Heck with learning to sew. I just want to hire you to make me one of almost everything you make for yourself!! That's as awesome as the trench!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love this top on you...and it's so quick and easy!

Lori said...

Great top, the polka dots are perfect. Happy Mother's Day.

Dharma said...

Love the dots!! The top looks like a great quick top for the summer.

Adrienne said...

Happy Mothers Day! I love this top! Very cute!

gMarie said...

That top is so cute. I too am a big fan of the polka dot. g