Hi sewing friends! I'm back home from my lovely Hawaii vacation. The vacay glow has dissipated and I'm trying to catch up on everything–sleep, mail, work and blog posts! I had lots of plans for posts this week but just haven't gotten to it. Between a midnight arrival on Sunday night, the time change and jet lag and a new job, I've been swamped. But enough of that, let's get on to the fun stuff. A new summery top!
I made this top in my pre-vacation sewing madness. The pattern is McCall's M6751, view D. I made view A last year and was satisfied with the results, the cross back being a little awkward to wear. This top however is just perfect. It's completely comfortable and fits very well. I cut the size 14 but I think I added a little extra to the side seams because last time it was tight there. I love the pleat in the back and the dip hem–very on trend. I highly recommend this pattern if you're looking for an easy summer tank.
The fabric is from Michael Levine. I originally bought a remnant piece with the intention of making a Lou Box Top but the fabric was a little too narrow. So, one day while I was at the store, I saw the same fabric on the sale table and bought a yard of it. I'm not sure of the fiber. It's really soft and drapey, kind of like brushed cotton/silk.
Here I'm wearing the top with my high-rise Hudson Pants that I shared last week. I wore this outfit on the plane both ways (with a sweater and jacket for warmth) and it was super comfortable. I hope to get a lot of wear out both of these pieces this summer. Speaking of sewing for yourself, this week is Selfish Sewing Week. I am in general a very, very selfish sewist so I don't really need a reminder but it's a great opportunity to treat yo'self if you usually do things for others. Check out all the details here on Indie Sew.