Review: McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top!

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McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
When this pattern, McCall's 7752 was released, I knew it looked familiar to me. So, I started looking through images on my phone and then on my Pinterest.
Caroline Constas - Artemis Top
It reminded me of the Caroline Constas Artemis Top. It's not an exact replica, but it's close enough for me to get the point across. So, I decided I would make it in a white solid stretch cotton poplin from my stash.
McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Being that this is a bustier style top, I knew from sight I would need to make a FBA. I've only sewn a 2-piece bra style bodice once before. So I had to remember how to make the adjustment.
McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I started with a size 14.
FBA on McCall's 7752 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This is what my FBA on my bra pieces looks like.
McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This alteration made sure I wouldn't have that "smushed boob" look.
For the midriff, I lengthened the front by an inch. For the back midriff piece, I normally need around a half an inch swayback adjustment. So I lengthened the back midriff piece one inch from the side seam, grading to half an inch to the center back.
For the back peplum piece, I made a one inch full butt adjustment. 
McCall's 7752 | Off-The-Shoulder Bustier Top -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Being that a peplum is basically a round skirt, I needed to prevent it from hiking up in the back.
There is boning at the side seams for support. 
Using cotton twill tape, I created hanger loops.
I don't remember if the instructions suggested, but I added an hook and eye.
For the sleeves, I modified them so that they would look more like my inspiration top.
I created the look by shirring instead of inserting elastic.
The shirring provides good stretch!
I really like this top. And I hope I get a chance to make another one, perhaps the next time with shoulder straps. And BTW, my shorts are a khaki pair of McCall's 7726. You can see the first pair here!

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20 comments

  1. The top is so beautiful .You look great in it .

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  2. Your top is so beautiful and what a great fit! I really enjoyed reading how you did get this top to fit you so well. It's definitely a few steps beyond my skill level but I learned so much just seeing the adjustments you made to achieve your great fit :)

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  3. Once again....Amazing!! Thanks for the tip to prevent the "smushed boob" look!

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    1. That look is not the business. LOL!

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  4. In light of the World cup current television take over, your top is a Goooooooaaaaaaaal!!!

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  5. Ms. E!!!! I love it!!!! Your work is absolutely professional as always.

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  6. How gorgeous! You styled it beautifully, too.

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  7. This is gorgeous Erica!

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  8. Gorgeous as usual! And it would be such a cute summer dress also.

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    1. A dress is a great idea! Thanks Pam!

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  9. Beautiful! You look amazing! I agree too, a summer dress would be cute.

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  10. Beautiful top! I need to practice a lot in order I could sew like you, everything you sew looks like if you bought in a store

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