I’d been seeing M7542 all over the gram recently and to be honest, at first glance I wasn’t really a huge fan and had no intention of trying it out. But then it sort of just grew on me and here we are…! Trust me, I wasted no time wearing it 😀www.SweetShard.com McCalls M7542

 M7542 Pattern & Construction:
  • One thing to note is that the sleeves in the photo on the pattern are much shorter than the pattern itself, probably by about 2″
  • I cute the size 6.
  • Instead of using the facing, I made my own bias tape for the neckline
  • I made the pleats using only half the length instead of the full length as per the pattern piece – I tried following the instructions initially but found the pleats to be too heavy and bulky
www.SweetShard.com McCalls M7542Fabric:

Part of the reason I like to make my own clothes is because of the cost. So when I find fabric I like that’s on sale, I’m all over it! This fabric is a 70% Cotton/30% Polyester blend from Fabricland and was only $6.60/m! I spent a lot of time searching for the perfect material and print for this top so finding this for dirt cheap was great! It’s super lightweight and is perfect for the summer time. The only downside is that it wrinkles fairly easy. Like…It’ll be perfectly ironed and just putting this top on over my head wrinkles the back and the sleeves. Doh well!www.SweetShard.com McCalls M7542

Love Love Love!

I am a major fan of M7542. There are so many sleeve variations available so you can make several versions. Leaving it sleeveless altogether is also a great alternative. I’m already planning on making this again this week. Stay tuned!

xo!

Sharadha

Photos by my mom 😀


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4 Comments

  1. I bought this pattern almost as soon as it was released for its sleeve options (and the fact it’s a Comfort Fit was a huge bonus) but I really like what you’ve done with this sleeve because many I’ve seen have looked sort of bulky. Shortening it by 2 inches and making the tucks smaller was inspired! I’m going to take your advice and make one very soon. I’ve already used the the circle part of the pattern on another shirt pattern to create a bell sleeve (rather than the standard placket) and that circle fit the shirt sleeve perfectly. I’m going to preserve these M7542 sleeve pieces maybe even in a fabric to have in my standard pattern arsenal! Love yours in this light stripe – beautiful!

    • Sharadha Reply

      Thank you so much! Glad you like! Yes give it a shot – it’s a great top!

  2. Ellen van Zelst Reply

    This Looks great! I’m thinking to buy this pattern for my daughters but I’m confused about the sizes. You cut size 6. May I ask what your chest measurements are? My daughters chest measurements are 89 and 92 and that would mean size 12-14 and I thought that were largers sizes.

  3. Cute! I’ve made the tulip sleeve version but I think I want to make the pleated sleeve version you’ve made here next.

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