SEWING MY STASH | MCCALL'S 7955
I’m loving these off-the-shoulder tops right now. When I first saw the McCall’s 7955 knit top, I knew I had to sew View C. The rouching down the side and ruffle on the end of the sleeve did it for me. I envisioned it dressed up and down, either with a skirt or jeans
This is pattern #11 of my personal challenge to sew 22 patterns that I already have in the year 2022. That means I have11 more to go. You can see Pattern #10 HERE
PATTERN INFORMATION | MCCALL'S 7955 KNIT TOP
McCall’s 7955 is a pullover, fitted knit top with four design options. All views have a single dolman sleeve and one rouched side seam.
- View A: Shorter version with straight hem
- View B: Asymmetrical hem
- View C: Asymmetrical hem and ruffle sleeve end
- View D: Asymmetrical hem, with ruffle sleeve and hem
The McCall’s 7955 knit top pattern is currently available on the Something Delightful website as a digital copy only. The company rates the pattern as Easy, and I agree. If you have basic sewing skills, you should be able to complete the top.
The pattern instructions are fairly straightforward and simple enough for a beginner with basic skills. There are only two pattern pieces required for Views A and B. You will need three pieces for View C and four pieces for View D. I tell my sewing course students to start with patterns that require fewer pieces.
Inside the Garment
Now, let’s take a look at the inside of the top. I used my Baby Lock Soprano to sew all the seams. The seam allowances were finished with the Baby Lock Vibrant Serger (except the rouched side). That seam allowance must be pressed open to create a casing for the ties.
I used the Baby Lock Eurphoria Coverstitch Machine for all the hems.
Following the finished garment measurements on the front pattern piece, I cut a size medium and didn’t make any alterations to the pattern.
The fabric suggestions on the back of the pattern envelope call for moderate stretch knits only: Cotton Knits, Jersey, and Interlock.
I purchased this beautiful fabric from Hobby Lobby last year. I love this shade of pink and the fabric looks amazing with this top.
The pattern calls for 2 yards of ⅛” Cording for all views.
While there are many ways you can style this gorgeous top, I’ll just share how I dressed her up for Tea Time.
Styling Option #1
I styled it with my favorite lace skirt that belonged to my mother-in-law. This skirt gets lots of wear and plan to duplicate it one day because I love it so much.
I accessorized with my pink fascinator that I’ve had for a long time. Oh, how perfectly they paired together. I wore a pair of pink, low heel sandals, pearl earrings and bracelets, a bling ring, and my rhinestone Tea Time pin. To finish the look, I carried a small, beaded handbag. I’m so ready for the next tea party.
My Plans for the Top
If you were at my 2nd Quarter Tea Time Live on YouTube, you saw me wear this top with my pink fascinator.
I also plan to wear it to future in-person tea parties, lunch dates, dinner dates, and just casually with a pair of jeans or shorts. She would also look amazing with a pair of fitted leather skinny pants. Are people still wearing those? I love skinny pants.
How would you wear the top?
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Links to Products, Posts & Tutorials
Here are links to products, blog posts, and tutorials mentioned in this post.
- Sewing Project Checklist
- Fabric Option 1
- Fabric Option 2
- Learn to SEW
- Baby Lock Soprano
- Baby Lock Vibrant
- Baby Lock Euphoria
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