McCall's 7542 & Lindy Petal Skirt
I was drawn to McCall's 7542 well before our spring. I had seen it popping up all over the web during our southern hemisphere winter. I was also of the opinion that the pattern was one of those tnt tops that would come in useful even after the statement sleeve trend was over as a basic sleeved shell top. So I waited for a pattern sale and snapped this one up.
For my first version, I very sensibly chose a mystery synthetic remnant fabric from my stash to trial the pattern on. This fabric was left over from a top that had long been purged from my wardrobe. Because of fabric constraints I chose view A.
I cut the pattern to size 12 and graded out to a size 14 at the hips. This proved to be the perfect size and I am really thrilled with the fit. The top went together really quickly and I was actually quite surprised how much I like the finished top. I think this is another of those situations where the remnant project was more successful than the original project in this fabric.
Because I am not quite ready to drag out all of those winter coloured clothes yet and we are still getting summer days interspersed with very autumnal ones, I made another Lindy Petal Skirt.
I have made this skirt so many times now that really it didn't warrant its own blog post and I know from experience that this skirt will fit into my wardrobe just as nicely as it's predecessors.