It has been awhile. Work has been so hair on fire busy that I have not had time to do much of anything. I have been working 50-60 hours a week for the last month and am working almost 70 hours this week. In all of that craziness I have managed to make quite a few things that I need to blog about. First up is my second version of this domain sleeve top from McCall’s 8991.
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So very clearly 80’s! Look at that hair! If I saw this outfit in a current pattern book I would keep on flipping. That is a whole lotta look happening. But I was gifted this pattern from my friends mom and I am glad I was.
A couple of years ago I fell in love with this top Selma Blair wore in an episode of Anger Management. I searched high and low for the right pattern and the right fabric. That was when I was gifted the pattern. Perfect!!! Then I found a navy burnout stripe knit from Fabric Mart. It was meant to be! I made it back in 2012 and never got around to blogging about it. Well that version super shrunk after the first wash, because I am too stubborn to take the time to pre wash. I have been wanting to make another version because I love this style.
Then I found this pink and gray striped knit at Jo-Ann’s for $5 a yard. I picked up 3 yards and only used 1.5 yds for this top. I made this version about a month ago and have worn it a few times since then. I love this top and there was no shrinkage after washing it.
I made a size 16 that has a 38″ bust. However, there is so much ease in this pattern that I didn’t have to add any extra to accommodate my 45″ bust. Just look at the back where my hands are. There is so much extra fabric just scrunched up there. I do not think I will be making any of the other views of this pattern, but I will be making more of this view. It is such an easy style to wear. On second thought I may make a dress version of this top, but I would have to take out a lot of the ease.
I still have some Halloween costumes and an unexpected garment for the hubs to blog about as soon as possible. Plus I want to write a couple of posts about the new coat I am making.