Happy Canada Day friends! This year is Canada’s 150th birthday, so I thought I’d make my red & white ensemble for the day using M7542.

M7542 Hack:

I made this top using M7542. This version is a bit of a pattern hack, but you can see my review of the original pattern here. To get this look, this is what I did:

  • Left out the sleeves
  • The pattern calls for a straight stitch down the center back, but I added buttons instead.

This is upholstery fabric from King Textiles downtown Toronto. I had it lying around for an old DIY  project and thought this would be a good time to use it up. I was worried it might be a little too tough on the skin, but it’s not too bad!

Final Thoughts:

This is a great pattern to hack. I think if I try this again, I might do it with a zipper up the back for variety. It didn’t take very long at all, about 3 hours in total. So if you’re looking for an easy make, give this one a shot!



Photo: D. Tharmal
Jeans: TopShop | Sneakers: Keds | Sunnies: F21


  1. So cute! I don’t think I’ve EVER seen darts so perfect – the fabric, placement everything about them is amazing 🙂 Love the buttons down the back too. Lovely top!

    • Sharadha Reply

      Thanks Kathleen! I think I got a little luck with the darts to be honest, I was surprised myself at the placement!

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