22 Jul McCall’s 7543
After seeing so many cute renditions of McCalls 7543, I could not let another summer day pass without sewing my own.
An off-the-shoulder top with gathered shoulders and elastic pulled tight across the chest and back gives the appearance of nice clean lines, which I wear better than a full gather.
The nice tight pull across the chest also prevents gaping.
After finishing the experimental embroidered denim jacket I was ready to embroider for real 😉 The printed fabric from EmmaOneSock is a lightweight linen with a nice background for an embroidery design.
I settled on a floral motif the Pfaff Embroidery book…
…stitching it twice on the front and once one the front sleeves.
I selected Coats and Clark Embroidery Thread in TANGO and used a water soluble stabilizer.
To embroider the front I marked the center with a Frixion pen and placed the top stitch of the image just under the elastic casing.
I flipped and repeated the image for symmetry, but outsmarted myself … for had I not flipped the image I could have embroidered the front from top to bottom. Now I’m considering shortening the top….
To embroider the sleeves, I also chose the same starting point just underneath the elastic casing, and I’m loving the pattern’s two-piece tied sleeves!
I removed 2″ from the fullest part of the bodice to avoid bulkiness in this fabric, but I will leave the pattern as is if I sew it in a lightweight knit, voile or silk.
Since the South has reached its 95+° average daily temperature, I’m ready to sew this well-designed pattern again, but now……….. would you believe me if I told you next up are six garments for my neighbor’s daughter who is joining a convent?
Best wishes for a great weekend 🙂