Let me tell you a secret. I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t pack away winter and summer wardrobes according to the seasons. I just don’t own that many clothes! But this top allowed me to understand that there is room in my closet for a spring top. Light enough to keep me feeling bright and breezy, but with a bit of coverage should a chill set in.
And statement sleeves are a big part of Spring 2020.
The pattern is from McCalls – the M7542, gifted to me by Almond Rock. The lawn cotton fabric came to me from a fabric swap. So, I’m calling this a free make! I’m trying to be careful with my sewing purchases right now. I have a cupboard full of stash fabric, after all and neither of us are going anywhere any time soon.
I made version C with those crisp pleats in the sleeve detail. Heavenly! Just look at how the cuff catches a breeze…
There’s lots to like about this sewing pattern. The M7542…
- has separate cup sizes
- fits true to size
- satisfies the current season’s crush on statement sleeves
- has five different variations
- only asks for one notion – a hook & eye
Why don’t you give it a go!