Stripe it up! Asymmetric Top with M7724
26 avril 2018
Sylvia par Sylvia

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My obsession with asymmetric necklines reached its peak last year but I had never thought of making my own until McCalls released their version of it. I was sold right away and knew exactly what to make while I was going through Fabricville’s spring fabric collection.

 

Fabric Details

My plan for this project was to make a very similar version of View A so finding two perfect contrasting pieces of fabric was essential. I used Fabricville’s red and blue Roma rayon stripes fabric. It is lightweight and very soft, perfect for blouses. For dresses and skirts, lining is required due to its lightweight. I pre-washed the fabric and pressed it before cutting into it.

SR322-001

SR322-002

 

Pattern

I used McCalls M7724, which is a close-fitting, button front top with shoulder pleats, neckline and sleeve variations depending on the chosen View. With my View A version the right/blue side has a cold shoulder detail while the left/red side has an off-the-shoulder detail and a shaped hemline.

Process & Changes

This pattern was surprisingly easy to sew considering all the little details it has. These were basically the steps I did:

  • Cut the fabric pieces out
  • Make the shoulder pleats and darts
  • Join the front and back pieces at the shoulder and attach the facing

 

  • Sew the back pieces together and attach sleeves – I decided to make the sleeves simpler so I left out the cuffs and shortened them to 3/4 sleeves
  • Make buttons and buttonholes – This top is close fitting. To make it slightly less so around the bust, I simply moved the placement of buttons closer to the front edge
  • Finish the hemlines and ta-da! You have an asymmetric top!

I am so glad with how this turned. I really was not sure what to expect in terms of fit and the overall look due to the asymmetric details of View A but the fabric and pattern combination is a match made in heaven. Do you have this pattern in your stash? If so, you should give one of the views a try. I’d love to see other versions.

Happy Sewing,

Sylvia from The Ravel Out

 

 


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