Plum Gathered Wrap Front Top – McCalls 7249

I sewed up this top pattern, View A, as one of my two pieces my final Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge entry. I chose it because loved the wrapped gathers. Gathers are always good in my book for camouflaging your least favorite areas, which for me is my midsection. Read more about my entry and this top in particular…

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Maroon Flutter Sleeve Gathered Top – McCalls 7046

I purchased this pattern quite a while ago with the plan to make the dress (View C). I loved the gathering and the peplum. Later I found a beautiful bright floral cotton jersey that would be perfect for a summer version of this pattern. However I had never used elastic in a seam allowance for gathering…

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