Mcalls 7125- floating about me

Do I have to tell you how hot it is in South Carolina? It’s miserable hot. This top pattern was made for it. Look at how the model has a pleat in the front that almost makes you think it has a keyhole working there:


It’s not. It’s about 1/2 a yard of fabric chip clipped and stuffed into her underpants. Now you know I like some room up in my clothes- for snacks, a pup, whatever. This is so roomy- well, I’ve had first dates that touched less of my body and I’m a very good girl!

The other reviews I’ve read are for the tank style and it is probably less noticeable without the sleeve awnings- which are pleating up on our faux Amy Adams model- maybe another chip clip was deployed by the stylists! Whatever- it’s roomy- like roomy with a bonus room and a wrap around porch. I used the XL. I may go back and narrow in the sleeve openings a bit.

During my quickie photo shoot it was windy and a family of picnic’rs tried to put down a blanket in my blouse shade. I was agreeable, until I realized it was a mustard based potato salad. I have my standards.

Here goes nothing:


Sorry about the exposure- this is the best shot- not so much wind and it almost looks like my size! I paired it with a Mccalls ‘Learn to sew for fun!’ knit skirt. Ok, who am I kidding? It was Fathers day, I wore it with capri pants to watch the Murder channel sows with my Father while we ate tuna noodle casserole. Cuz that’s how we roll.

Action shots!


That’s Helmutt the destroyer of things- I think he wants the remote or to let me know that his claws need trimming.


I did iron this- I swear, it was after a lot of tuna casserole and perhaps a wee nap.


photo credits: little me, pattern review. All images remain the property of their original owners.

38 thoughts on “Mcalls 7125- floating about me

  1. When my girlfriend says it was “hotter than snot” …this is the blouse to wear…lots of air and nothing touching the delicate parts. Love the hair and the slim shirt! Dogs have such high standards…..

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  2. It seems like in terms of patterning they put too much fullness Right. Between. The. Boobs. This is silly—no one wants wads between their boobs, especially when it’s hot (it’s hot here too–106 ish today). Love the color and your hair is divine…..

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  3. sewbussted says:

    When I first scrolled through without reading, my first thought was, “cute!” I say go with the first thought and enjoy 🙂


  4. Lovely. A beautiful summery color. It’s hot here in Oklahoma too but I fear loose floating things. Like it says in the song, “the wind comes sweeping down the plains”.


  5. ellegeemakes says:

    Nice top! I love the fabric and I’m like you. When it’s hot I don’t want anything (or anyone) to touch me. That makes your top perfect for hot days. And yes that pattern envelope image does make it look like a keyhole top. Interesting… Your dog is hilarious.


  6. That *is* a lot of fabric. Hmmmmmm I think they must have chip clipped the back…. maybe it needs some of those back apron strings from the 90s to trim it in….

    There must be a centre seam; I like how it ends up looking like it’s cut on the bias…. the fabric and colour are good on you. Pass the pattern on to some unsuspecting soul.


  7. Our heat index has been over 100*F for the last week or so, so this type of shirt is exactly what the doctor ordered! If you decide that it’s too floaty, you could probably take in the side seams a bit and still be OK. Stay cool!


  8. I really like it – the roominess and the floatiness – and agree that it looks WAY better on you than on the cover model! To the extent that this pattern has now entered my sewing queue and I would never have thought about it before. I love a bit of roomy and floaty on a hot summer day myself….


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