Sewing : McCalls 7601 Halter Tops

My initial plan was to make a dress, but with my current lifestyle, I don’t think I’ll wear dress so much, so I decided to make 2-piece dress; a top and a skirt, it looks like a dress when worn together.

I scored this polkadot floral chiffon fabric for 90 cents during the Merdeka Sales in Jakel. The bad news is each person can only buy a maximum of 4 meters of fabric (per day during that sales period) for the 70% sales section and they only showed several design each day. Great marketing plan, huh?

I se McCalls 7601 to recreate the halter top that I used to have during my teen years (it was uneven and the other armhole was too big, but I still wear it for couple years before giving it away.)

First, I made the ruffle halter top with front keyhole details, look A.

Then something gone wrong, I accidentally cut extra pieces of the bodice, so instead of throwing it away, I just play along and made another halter top - sleevesless with keyhole details at the back, look D.

I figured out that this top looks better inside out, the plain black side is the lining.

Lastly, I only managed to squeeze a short ruffle skirt with the leftover fabric and I found some defect on the skirt - a long white stripe on one side of the fabric. That's the charm right?

This skirt instantly becomes my favourite skirt to wear these days, it just mix well with the rest of my clothes.

Sewing Summary :

McCalls 7601 - size 14. Look B and D.
Fabric: Chiffon fabric.
Notions: Threads, interfacing and elastic band for the waist.
Alterations: The armholes are too low/big, I need to drop down to size 8 or 10, depends on how roomy I want it to be.
Difficulty: Easy, the instruction is easy to follow and so quick to sew.
Make another one: Yes, yes and yes.
Notes: Drop down to size 8 or 10.

Here's a sneak peek of my next me-made.


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