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Hi-Low Tank

I really need more tops!

McCall’s M6960, view B (w/o the overlay) in size 2XL (bust 46-48); my bust is 52″.  My fabric choice a vibrant yellow cotton.


To adjust for the bust without seeing/using a dart, I thought I’d be smart and use a 1″ vertical slash-and-spread @ the underarm on both front and back pattern pieces.  I also lengthened the front about 4″.  I did not make a toile!  For shame, for shame!


After cutting the fabric from the altered pattern, I ended up cutting the 4″ off the front. I had to use a 1″ seam allowance on side seams…too big of an armscye.


My notes for next time:  (1) pattern back to its original state; (2) pattern front to its original, but make a slash-and-spread of 3/4″.

Overall, I like my top and will “tweak” the fit; making it a “wearable” toile!


I’d like to make another in a drapey fabric, like challis!

Until next time…HAPPY SEWING!

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Vogue 7862: “Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina”

Source: Vogue 7862: “Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina”

Alyssa’s Top Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Top Silhouette Selection

Cotton cardigan
stevenalan.com

Ted Baker blue shirt
$280 – johnlewis.com

Blue shirt
$150 – theoutnet.com

Sweat shirt
blackfive.com

Pink floral top
lucluc.com

Black t shirt
amazon.com

Alyssa’s Pant Silhouette Selection

Alyssa's Pant Silhouette Selection

Gucci pants
alducadaosta.com

Proenza Schouler black pants
$760 – shopmrsh.com

N°21 zip pants
theclutcher.com

J.Crew pants
net-a-porter.com

High-waisted pants
pinkqueen.com

Floral trousers
choies.com

Grey pants
$55 – tkmaxx.com

AX Paris capri
$39 – axparis.com

Cotton pants
walktrendy.com

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Patio Ideas

Patio Ideas

My dress silhouettes

My dress silhouettes

Alexander McQueen short dress
alexandermcqueen.com

Full floral skirt
$155 – karenmillen.com

Skater dress
lucluc.com