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Saturday, April 8, 2017

McCall's 7543 ready for spring!

I officially feel ready for spring!  I've sewn another off-shoulder top.  I sewed an off-shoulder dress last summer that I love but I wanted a sort of casual top.  

This is a super simple pattern to create and just look at those sleeves on views B and C!  I love that little detail and honestly is the reason I purchased the pattern.

I always seem to have several photos with a sort of goofy look on my face.  Sorry about that!

I do love those dang sleeves!  Aren't they the bomb?

This was my muslin.  I had thought this fabric was all cotton, but it wasn't.  When I went to iron it, I melted part of it and luckily had enough to re-cut the piece. It still works, but darn.

I made my usual FBA.  I wish I would have lengthened this slightly.  Just an inch or two.

Also, I noticed that my top doesn't sit as low as the model's.  That's okay with me. 


The back fits really nice.  I really do love this top.  It's an instant gratification project that is fun to put together!

Thanks for reading!
Sue :)


  1. So nice. Shame about the melting the fabric..lucky you had more. I have this pattern earmarked ... who knows when it will come to Australia though!

  2. It looks so good on you!! And those sleeves are absolutely adorable! What a fun detail.

  3. Very cute top! I do really like those sleeves.

  4. I love this pattern, the shape is great, some off shoulders are really poofy, I like that it's flat across the chest too and the sleeves are lovely. I need this pattern now :)

  5. Hi Sue, the top really looks great. I purchased this pattern for the same reason did. The sleeves.., I plan to make it soon.