Sunday, July 17, 2011

McCall's 6326- Mustard Yellow One Strap Top

I just made it back from vacationing/visiting my In-Law's in Florida and I mentioned in my last post, I made a few items to take with me. I took both my black and gray jumpsuits and the below top. 
I first played around with this pattern HERE. I didn't have much success with it due to a bad fabric choice and the fact that I refused to take it apart and make the necessary adjustments. Well I decided to give another view a shot but with a few modifications and that's how I ended up with my top! I absolutely love it! It's one of those tops that I could have 10 of, but I'll try not to go overboard with it.

McCall's 6326

Pattern Description:
Close fitting top with shoulder elastic casing

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 10

 (Here's a better view of the color)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I made a few modifications which I'll describe below.

 Were the instructions easy to follow?
Pretty much!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the overall design!

Fabric Used:
A lycra knit in a mustard color. The pictures don't do it justice. It's such a great color. Also, the lycra is great because it provides control to such a fitted top.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Slashed and spread the pattern 2". I didn't want the lower half of the top to be fitted. I wanted it to flare out a bit.
2. Lengthened the pattern 2"
3. I ended taking out about an inch or 2 out of the shoulder strap so it wouldn't be loose.
4. I also tacked the shoulder strap to the back bodice piece.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Oh yeah! I have some royal blue lycra waiting to be transformed into another top.

I love, love, love, love, love this top a thousand time over! It is so my style!
And of course after almost 2 weeks of being apart (she was at Grandma & PaPa's house) I was reunited with my Wee-One! I enjoyed my little break (and got to sew up a storm) but there's nothing better than being a Mom!!!


  1. Very cute. Lovely color. This is on my to-do-b4-summer-is-over list.

  2. I love your top! Perfect for summer, and the color and style are very flattering on you!

  3. Your top is gorgeous and a perfect fit. And I couldn't agree with your more, there's nothing better than being a mom. In just three to four weeks, I'll be a mom six times over.

  4. I love that top! You chose a wonderful fabric, it's such a pretty color. :}

  5. I love this top on you, especially with the modifications you made. It is striking!

  6. this turned out great, I love the color also, it does look great on you

  7. That is a gorgeous top... Looks simple yet stylish... Nice to see you the pic of you and your little one.... So heart warming!

  8. Cute top and very flattering! I like the rich, mustardy Colour.

  9. I like the flare you added at the bottom. balances the top well. Glad you got your daughter back home. I know you missed her.

  10. I really like this top! It is a great style and it looks nice on you. I also enjoyed seeing the pic of you and your little one together! Precious!

  11. I love how you made the bottom flare out. It really fits the top. Love the mustard, too!

  12. The one shoulder shirt is very striking. It looks lovely!

  13. That is absolutely beautiful! i am new to your site but am on a similar mission. i have heard of the 10,000 thing before and think it is true. I am sewing for 365 days and sharing it.

    I have a lot to learn from you. Your projects are stunning! Thanks

    ~Sewing Projects Living Dailies: Joanna

  14. This is a really cute top! Absolutely love the fact I just purchased a similar color recently!

    Your "wee one" is sooooo cute!!

  15. Love, love, love your top. Like what you did to the bottom, and the color is fabulous.

  16. Love your top! I see why you would want to make looks great on you!

  17. You look amazing in this top! I know why you want to make more than one, two or ten!

    Diary of a Sewing Fanatic

  18. Everything about this top is is easy to see why you love it!

  19. I love it too. You are looking cool and fresh. I bought this pattern about two months ago and have yet to make.

  20. This top looks great! It looks like it's easy to wear, too. Good job!

  21. That photo of you with your daughter is spectacular!


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