Review: McCall's 7162 | Liberty and the Pursuit of #DIYStyle!

8:30 PM

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th.  Ours was pretty uneventful.  It rained all day long.  But my husband did manage to get a clear couple of hours to get on the grill and do his thing!
During the past week, my sewing mojo has been off the chain!  So there is plenty of blogging to come.  But first, let's start with this adorable top.  I really thought that my love of peplums had waned.  But I came across this cute little McCall's 7162 halter top, view A and I said, what's one more for the road?  
I cut the size 12, and this is one of those amazing tops that has the cup sizes.  Anytime I don't have to do a FBA, is a great sewing project.  I only had to lengthen at the waist by an inch.
My fabric is a poly jacquard from Joann's.  This fabric is bottomweight and reversible.  The other side is white with blue.  I decided to go with the more dominant blue side.  I lined my fabric with a white tricot.  The pattern suggested that it should be self-lined.  I felt my fabric was too heavy to be doubled up.  For my straps, I used leftover white stretched satin from Mikaela's graduation outfit.  And being that this is a fitted top made in a thicker fabric, I used a metal zipper instead of an invisible one.
I love this top.  I felt cute and flirty and it was worth giving the peplum style, one more chance.
Styling tip: For a patriotic look, I wore my top with white NYDJ jeans, red Nine West sandals and my wicker and white pineapple Talbot's clutch.

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  1. Looks fantastic! I've been anxiously waiting since your FB post, curious to know what kind of fabric - thank you! (& I ordered this pattern yesterday. Love the neckline!)

  2. You're only giving peplums one more chance?

    Oh dear, am I the only one who could happily wear a peplum everyday?? LOL!

    This is a lovely flirty top, it's fitted-does it feel at all restricted?

    Lovely photography as always.

    1. Not at all. It actually feels secure. I don't like tops like these moving around. Thanks Miss J!

  3. Awesomeness. Can't wait for the other looks!!

  4. So chic and summery! Look forward to see what you sewing mojo has bought, probably perfection as always!

  5. Lovely halter/peplum top!

  6. Cute top Erica! We have an NYC trip with sightseeing of SOL coming up, too funny!


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