SEW * CRAFT * DESIGN * INSPIRE * LEARN
IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT McCALL'S 5977 IS OOP (OUT OF PRINT).
Okay, I've been sewing all day for clients, so at the end of the day, I just wanted a little something for me...it's very satisfying to throw something in there for me!
I made McCall's 5977. I did make some changes: I eliminated the jabots and ruffles. I just wanted a plain top... I needed to make good use of this piece of remnant fabric that I had left over from another top I made. I,also, added front/back neck facings instead of the fabric binding, then I just serged and turned under the armhole seams...very quick project. Oh, the other thing I did was to eliminate the bust dart. I gathered the excess fabric instead. I love this top. I'm pleased with the outcome of the use of this fabric!
Side view of gathers replacing the dart.
I made this top once before but it I made it too big. That was the other adjustment I made. Before, I cut a size 10 at the top and a 14 through the hip area. This time I cut a size 8 at the top and a 10 through the hip area~ perfect!
This is what the first top was gonna look like, but it ended up like this,
I will definitely be making more of this top...I love it!!