Hey Peeps! I do really love how this top turned out but I think 7 1/2″ of ease is ridiculous and will not give you the top the model is wearing on the pattern envelope. Mimi G has said that the pattern envelopes will be getting better at Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and Simplicity which is wonderful. I really hope they do something about the silly amounts of ease they add to patterns too. I will be making more of this top with some of my expensive and precious fabrics as I’ve been wearing it non-stop since I made it (I took it to London with me and I’ve been wearing it whilst I help Wilson move house). I hope you enjoy the sew-along and review. If you have any questions let me know in the comments section and I will do my best to answer them. #beverleymccalls #kbsewalong

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McCalls 8145 : https://somethingdelightful.com/m8145

Sew Over It Anderson Blouse : https://sewoverit.com/product/anderson-blouse-pdf-sewing-pattern/

Ponte Fabric : https://www.thefabricroom.co.uk/knitted/ponte-roma/ponte-roma-taupe.html

Higgs and Higgs Cable Knit : https://www.higgsandhiggs.com/luxe-angora-cable-soft-jersey-soft-rust.html

0:00 : Intro

0:27 : Pattern Review

9:16 : Intro to Sew-Along

11:15 : Picking Your Size

15:32 : Tracing and Altering The Pattern

31:29 : Altering the Underarm Curve

36:49 : Picking Your Fabric

37:39 : Sewing the Front Pleats and Bodice

39:53 : Sewing the Collar

42:42 : Sewing the Cuffs

44:27 : Sewing the Waistband

51:23 : Wrap Up and Outro

Finished Garment Measurements :

Bust :

06 = 38โ€

08 = 39โ€

10 = 40โ€

12 = 41 1/2โ€

14 = 43 1/2โ€

Waist :

06 = 29 1/2โ€

08 = 30 1/2โ€

10 = 31 1/2โ€

12 = 33โ€

14 = 35โ€


McCalls 8145 : https://somethingdelightful.com/m8145

Gable Tee : https://jenniferlaurenhandmade.store/product/the-gable-top/

McCalls 7634 : Can be found on eBay and Etsy

Silver Scissors Necklace : Gifted to me by the designer : http://laurengracejewellery.com/product/silver-dressmakers-scissors-necklace/

Silver Circle Necklace : https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/189619967/sterling-silver-circle-necklace?ref=user_profile&frs=1

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