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 😀
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
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!
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!
Photos by my mom 😀