Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wardrobe Building Series Tops: MYSTYLE: McCalls 9147

One of the first things I noticed after ridding myself of all the clothes in my closet, I hadn't worn in years, was that I didn't have many tops, blouses, and shirts. I figured I better start there.  I spend a lot of my non working time in tank tops so I literally have drawers of them.  I think these darn hot flashes are the culprit.  As soon as I get home from work/workout, I immediately shed my bra and put on a tank. 

While perusing the pattern section at Walmart a few weeks ago (I hate WALMART btw), but I had to pick up a prescription, and needed to kill sometime, so off to the pattern section I went.  I came across this lovely pattern.  I loved all the variations it provided.  I can see me using this pattern as a TNT, as it has tucks to define the waist and a button placket, all things I love in a blouse.  I always look at patterns that I can make fit adjustments rather easy without altering the pattern a lot.  And the fact that it has a tie neck version, made this pattern all the more attractive to me. 

I purchased this black and white checkered fabric or Gingham as it is commonly called, to use as a lining for a blazer, but that project went left quick.  Its been sitting in my stash for a little while.  It will be perfect for my first version of this pattern, "View B".  

I plan to pair with a pair of jeans for Casual Friday or maybe even a pair of wide leg slacks and some sandals with a pop of color.  I have so many styling options in my head.  I can't wait to also make all the other variations so stay tuned.  

Happy Sewing!


  1. That is such a great pattern with many options. I can't wait to see how it comes out. I definitely need more tops too.

  2. Really lovely pattern Melanie and I can't wait to see all the things you do with it!

  3. Oh, I can't wait to see this one complete Ms. Melanie! I need to continue the wardrobe series too...desparately in need of more basic pieces to build by wardrobe! I'm right there with you about "Wally World"! (I don't care for Walmart either!)


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