McCall 2818

I need more tops in my life and I’ve been wanting to sew up this pattern for Y-E-A-R-S!

This top/blouse pattern has princess seaming and a button-down back. It is written by Palmer/Pletsch and is a “Learn to Fit a Full Bust” pattern; including how to fit a sway-back!

So, I have leftover white silk from another project; just enough for View D (sleeveless and V-cut neckline). I also have a light blue stretch cotton from my stash, for which I will sew View B (short-sleeved and scoop neck). I’ve picked pretty vintage buttons for both tops!


I ALWAYS have to do a FBA, and so I made a muslin. After the first fitting, I extended the length 2″ on the back piece; pinned out excess on front and side front pieces; and, extended 1″ on front facing.

After fitting alterations made – the second muslin fitting…



PERFECTO! (Oh, and yes I cut-off my locs!)

I transferred all of my alterations onto pattern pieces. Am now cutting out the pattern with my fabric! Will keep y’all updated!

Until next time, HAPPY SEWING!


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