OMG you guys…I finished another top! OK, it’s not really OMG worthy, but it is kind of funny to me since it’s a silhouette I wouldn’t have given a second glance without a squirrel in the oven (hey, that’s what it feels like these days). Meet McCall’s 7125:
The most voluminous shirt you have ever seen…and it’s not a maternity pattern!
This one is meant for the ladies that like things loose, and when I say loose I mean OMG SPACE FOREVER. I could provide a small family cover if it were to rain, and it will be great for nursing: just pop that baby up yonder!
Now, in these first few photos I have it nicely tied to create the illusion of a waist, er, whatever I have these days. Here’s what this bad boy looks like in its unbridled glory:
MUUMUU alert! But you know, short and sweet as muumuus go. I just couldn’t let my pregnancy pass by without making at least one piece of clothing that was reminiscent of a tent. That said, I like it; I really like it! It’s nice and airy, and I finally got to use a bit (OK, kind of a lot top-wise. GARGANTUAN) of this pretty crinkle chiffon that has been in my stash for way too long.
In a perfect world, this would be a rayon challis top. In the actual world, it’s polyester, (both the chiffon and the Casa crepe underlayer) so it might kind of suck in the dog days of Summer, but the colors worked well together and with my wardrobe, and I was (again) determined to shop the stash, so there ya go…
Because the top layer is sheer, I decided to go with french seams for the whole shebang. This monster has a lot of ease, so I decided to make a small instead of the pattern envelope recommended medium. Happy with that decision and the fit!
So yeah, thar she blows. That reminds me, better not wear this one fast and loose on a windy day without some undercover.
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