I made this a week or so ago but life got busy and I could never blog about it. The weather warmed up here and got me ready for the warmer weather.
I decided to attempt McCall's M6751.
The model is super cute in it so I looked forward to the end result. I tried finding a similar colored cotton fabric but nothing really stood out to me at the store. I ended up finding a cotton fabric at Joann's. The fabric is called Burnout Cotton Fabric-Packed Floral Multi and is 100% cotton. It was see-through so I lined it with a plain white cotton (basically I cut out two identical tops using each fabric and sewed them together).
I cut a size 12 and graded it out to a 14 for my hips. I also added 1" in length because it seemed short on the model and I know I couldn't pull it off.
And the result?
I apologize for my hair. I've been lazy with it lately. I should have put it up like the model...
The front neckline does not lay flat. It isn't bad but can be noticeable. Not sure if this was my fault or the way the pattern is done.
The back is where I am most disappointed. The hole is right where your bra strap is. I am not one to be able to go braless. Not sure what to do about this. Any suggestions?
Even adding an inch my belly still shows when I raise my arms. Something you might want to think about if you're making this top.
With the exception of my bra showing in the back it's not a bad top. It is comfortable, easy to move around in, and good for warm weather.
Taking a look at my top now and the model's I see her straps are smaller. I might go back and make mine smaller as well. But it won't fix the bra hole :(