Variations on McCalls M7542

M7542 BW Stripes

Now that’s what I call summer, everyone! The weather has been glorious over here in London and finally, I am up to some seasonal sewing! I am also blogging something that is fresh off the sewing machine for a change, and weather appropriate to boot…

I am embracing #YearoftheSleeve, at long last! As you might remember, I am still on a retail fast (only one emergency pair of trousers bought since 1st Jan 2015), so the only way to access trends and fashion is through making my own. Flutter sleeves are everywhere this year, both in shops and in our very own sewosphere. And McCalls made it all easier with this pattern, M7542, a simple top with a lot of sleeve variations, that can be a great starting point for all sort of yummy designs. And so I jumped on the band wagon and bought the pattern to have a play myself. I was really gutted I didn’t get around to actually entering the competition, but there were some great winners that provided loads of inspiration.