Review: McCall's 7660 | Grommet Sleeve Pullover + Tutorial

8:00 PM

I've been saying for the longest that I can't get enough of cute tops to just throw-on-and-go. And I'm always looking to create ones that have interest, but at the same time -- I like for them to be fuss-free. We all love the idea of a spectacular garment or some sort of fabulous dress. And I've made plenty of them all throughout the years. But some days, I just want to be cute while cruising the aisles at Target! I love having amazing everyday clothes and...
 When you can sew, you don't have to settle!
During the day, I like having the TV on in the background with programming that requires very little attention. So last week, I had on The Bold and The Beautiful, and there was a scene where Steffy Forrester had on this really cute sweater. I barely paid any attention to what the characters were saying as I was trying to figure out the details of the sleeves. 
I get a lot of fashion inspiration from television and one of my favorite websites is WornonTV.net. They save me the trouble of doing my own sleuthing to find the details of things that I see and like. Later that same day, I discovered the cute top is from Alice + Olivia and sold at Shopbop.com for $330! Chile, please... y'all know I headed right to Joann's to make this top happen.
I wanted a pattern with simple lines and an easy sleeve to modify. I picked McCall's 7660, because I already had that one in my stash. I picked a heather gray ponte knit and cut the size 14. 
A gray mock turtleneck pullover is basic AF! But adding simple details like split sleeves and hardware really step up the style game and gives it a touch of edginess. 
I uploaded a tutorial to show how I created a split sleeve and added the hardware. I hope you enjoy!


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20 comments

  1. This is so dope! I get a lot of inspiration from the "stories" and my news anchor, she is sharp. This was a great Idea and I hope to try out the tutorial.

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    1. The "stories" are full of fashion and style! Thanks LaQuana!

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  2. This is soooo cute. I’m like you...give me a pretty top and a pair jeans I’m happy. ✂️��❤️

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    1. The perfect uniform! Thanks Paula!

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  3. This is a great modification to the sweater. May I ask do you remove the rings to wash the top or leave them in? And if you leave them in do you put the top in the dryer or line dry? Thanks!

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    1. I'll just handwash it and treat it like any other sweater. I could put it in the dryer, but all of the banging from the hardware would seriously annoy me. So I'll just hang it to dry. Thanks Carolyn!

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  4. OMG Erica!This is fabulous!

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  5. Erica - after you cut the sleeve pattern in half, did you add 5/8" seam allowance to both cut edges?

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    1. I didn't have to. The 20mm rings filled in a lot of the space.

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  6. Saw that top on Steffy too! And like you I didn't pay attention to the show but rather mulled over in my head how I could make one :-)

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    1. She always dresses so cute!

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  7. I love it! The jump rings are so interesting.

    1) I know what you mean about basic/simple but still CUTE and STYLISH!
    2) After making my daughter that knockoff sweatshirt, she's got all sorts of projects for me. I told her I can add grommets and ties to the sleeve of an existing sweatshirt (like one she saw) and she went bananas. LOL!

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    1. They will work you to death! LOL Thanks Kisha!

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  8. I love, love this top. You are such a fantastic inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing. Love the tutorials you do.

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  9. Love your top! I must make one--thanks for the tutorial!

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  10. Very nice Erica, I love it. I'm always making bottoms and no tops, so when it's time for me to wear the bottoms I'm ALWAYS searching for tops. I said for now on, when I plan a sewing project, I'm going to plan the complete set, top and bottom. This weekend we're expecting snow, my plan is to spend some time in my sewing room which will help to keep my mind busy since we laid my mother to rest this past weekend.

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    1. Oh no LaToria!So sorry! My condolences. Sewing is definitely a great escapism and a wonderful form of self-care.

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