DIY Ruffle Neck Top using Mccalls Pattern 7973

Hi friends,

Has it been two weeks since my last blog??? Oh well, I just got a new job that started a month ago and I have been swamped with work and sewing outfits for my new job. I wanted to build a handmade work wardrobe that I will share in due course. Aside from sewing, I have also been swamped with other life matters from the holidays……. My plans turning into reality caused me to neglect my blog. I’ll try to be better next time! (Teach me about time management plssssss!!!!)😬

Anyway, today I am sharing my long over due post on how I modified the Mccalls pattern 7973 to make the long sleeve ruffle neck top that has sleeve cuff with matching fabric covered buttons. (photo ⬇️)

I don’t know but lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been drawn to ruffled neck tops and dresses. There is something to this style that makes me want to sew more… One of my go to shops for inspiration is (Diane Von Furstenberg). I really love the styles of their clothing. It’s just simple and so classy!!

So I rummage my sewing patterns stash to see if I have a similar pattern to this top. And I found one which is the Mccalls 7973 Version B. The pattern is a dress that has similar ruffle neckline that I think I can work to make the top.

I also have the fabric that I bought 2 years ago on Black Friday from Joanns Fabric that I haven’t really used. This fabric is perfect for this top. It is soft, very light weight and has fluid drape. It mimics the look and feel of silk.

As for the pattern, I used version B for the bodice and version C for the sleeves that I modified from elastic to cuff with a loop and matching fabric covered buttons.

First, I sewed the bodice following the instructions on the pattern. Then I sewed the sleeves to the bodice and made the cuffs with loops and the fabric covered buttons.

Overall, I am extremely happy with this make! This became my ultimate favorite piece on my wardrobe! It turned out the way I envisioned it to be. I have paired this top with pants, jeans, skirts and shorts. I’m sure I’ll be making more of this top in the future!


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