Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Floral

I have always been drawn to floral prints and I was immediately smitten when I saw this one. Now that my stash busting challenge is officially over...I skipped out the door with one meter of this precious print, knowing exactly what I would make.
I have had McCalls 5661 in my pattern stash for quite some time now and haven't made anything from it until this top. I bought it without realizing that the back was a button back which then made me unsure of it...but not any more!!! I love the button back, especially after Heather gave me a crash course on how to button that sucker up by myself! 
Go ahead ask her her secret... I did. :) Very helpful that one.

My Review: 

Pattern: McCalls 5661

Fabric used: Rayon

Instructions:The instructions were straight forward and easy. I especially love how the facing is attached. It fully encloses this little sleeve perfectly! I tried to take pictures of it but the lighting wouldn't give me good pictures...sad face. 

Changes I made: I did have to take in the waist of this one a good 5/8 inch on each side. 

Repeat worthy? Definitely! The little sleeves on this one are perfect for summer and fit so nicely under a cardigan or blazer for the rest of the year. 

Top:self made 
Jeans:Tommy Hilfiger 
Belt and Bag:Joe Fresh
Shoes:Franco Sarto 


  1. That really is the perfect fall floral!

  2. I love the floral fabric and a classic shape to showcase it. Perfect!

  3. The floral really does suit you Margo - I'm imagining all sorts of ways to button the back up - I'm sure it's really a very savvy trick you have been taught. The blouse looks fantastic with your jeans - it's a real go anywhere blouse.

  4. I love it. It's perfect and as usual you have styled it perfectly. I love it when you post something new, I know I'll always smile with your sunny-ness.

  5. Very stylish top. I'm always drawn to florals too.

  6. OMG, I would buy that fabric in a second!, but no surprise there. Hee hee. You could call this stash busting just on the pattern side. God knows how many patterns never see the light of day so you get points for using a old one. It's super cute too so you should definitely make more. P.S. Glad to have helped you out on the button back!

  7. Cute top! Love that floral fabric!

  8. That's a really pretty top! looks gorgeous with your colouring :)

  9. A lovely colorful fabric for this stylish little top.
    Do you sew on a Janome as well?


  10. I love the print, am going to check out that pattern is a very nice fit.

  11. Love the fabric and it works fabulously with the cut of that pattern! The entire outfit is very chic !!!