Sunday, June 14, 2009

McCall 5852

I was doing a little window shopping a few days ago and saw this ruffly blouse at The Gap. It immediately made me think of this pattern I have had for awhile so I decided to sew it up this weekend. My sweetie and I were going on a date on Saturday to take an Argentine Tango lesson (LOL) and I thought the blouse would be pretty. I have attached some tango pics as well for your enjoyment hahaha!!












Fabric used: I am unsure. It may be some type of Crepe. Maybe Gauze. I have had it for 2 years in my stash. It wasn't the easiest to sew with that is for sure. At first I was going to use this silky Japanese print but for whatever reason I can't bring myself to use it for anything. It is so pretty!! haha

Complexity of pattern: Beginner to Intermediate. I did do some changes to the ruffles. Instead of hemming the ruffles, I did a small overcast on them. Very similar to how the one from The Gap is made. Trying to hem this fabric was basically a nightmare. It worked out well and saved me alot of time.

How long did it take to complete: 4 1/2 hours

Overall Review: I really really like this pattern. I definitely plan on sewing this pattern again. I have several fabric pieces I could use for this. I think I could wear this blouse to work with a jacket over it.

9 comments:

gwensews said...

What a perfect "kicking up your heels" top!

Adrienne said...

Very cute!

gold said...

Perfect top for the tango!! Great job. Love the pics.

knitmachinequeen said...

You two remind me a bowl of fruit punch...and that's a good thing!

sewingstacy said...

Wow, great top!! I love the fabric!

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I keep seeing this pattern pop up and they are all winners. Love the fabric choice.

Cennetta said...

Cute top. Work it!

Faye Lewis said...

Yeah! The perfect top!

jacqui m. said...

I like it!!! Did you see where Ms.Erica B. did the same pattern too. Great job ladies!!