Hi! Today I have a short and sweet post for you, to go with a short and sweet little top. This is the M7900 pattern View A, sewn in a viscose voile from Minerva.com. I was given this fabric in exchange for a blog post on Minerva.com, so I’ll keep the details here brief, but you can read my full notes and thoughts on this garment here.
While I originally planned to use this fabric to make a long summer duster (what ended up becoming my Quince robe), this color was a little brighter than I expected. It was also too sheer to make a dress without lining it (which I didn’t have enough fabric for), so I decided to make this McCall’s top that has been on my sew list ever since it came out.
The cropped length means that it pairs nicely with a lot of my closet, while the ruffle detail on the sleeve cap gives my sunburn-prone shoulders some coverage. I was pleasantly surprised with how little fabric it took for my size (3/4 of a yard), which means I will likely sew it again to stash-bust other fabrics.
I was a good Miranda and muslined this fabric, but admittedly it was a slapdash effort. After it was sewn up, I went back to let out the side seams half an inch, and I also lowered the armscye half an inch. Unpicking and redoing a bias bound armhole is a PAIN, but I knew if I didn’t take care of it I would never (ever) wear the top.
This pattern advertised multiple cup sizes which I was super excited about (no SBA!), until I discovered that the slash between “A/B” actually just means “B”. Why they do me like that?! There are bigger problems, I know—but the day I see an A cup advertised on a pattern that *actually* means an A cup, will be a happy day indeed.
There’s also a bit too much length in the back of the bodice, as demonstrated by the droopy fabric above. This isn’t anything I can’t live it, but I will correct it on my next version. Otherwise, I’m really happy with this project, and I know it will get a lot of wear in the southern california heat!
- Fabric: Viscose Voile, gifted from Minerva.com (1 yard, 53″)
- Pattern: M7900
- Size: 8, View A
- 2″ SBA
- Armhole lowered 1/2″
- Sideseam let out 1/2″
- Total Cost: $6
- $0 for the fabric (approx. $17 USD to purchase)
- $2 for the pattern
- $4 for buttons and notions