Friday, July 08, 2011

McCalls 5586 - now maternity.

I've wanted to make this top forever but have been putting it off for just as long. The problem was that I did not know what I wanted to use to embellish it with. I'd looked at JoAnns (our only resource) a few times and had never found anything I wanted. I did see some beads I thought would work, but really wanted something that I could just glue on. Yesterday I decided to pull out McCalls 5586 and make it for my daughter. I was surprised to find that there are very few maternity patterns in the pattern catalogues, but thought this top would do well with some minor adjustments. I had some wonderful rayon jersey that I thought would be perfect, but I still didn't know how I was going to embellish it. I went to JoAnns this morning and picked up a few different things, but as soon as I put these rhinestones on the fabric, I knew it was just what the top needed.

I cut an 8 in the back and a 10 in the front. The yoke is an 8. I also pivoted the Center Front on the fold out about an inch at the bottom to make the front bigger and lengthened it about an inch and a half as well. This should make the top still fit well as she gets bigger. I like this top so much that I wish I would have made it for myself! hahaha!

The rhinestones were just some black acrylic packaged rhinestones that I found at JoAnns this morning. I used Aleens Jewel-it Embellishment adhesive to stick them on. The package says to let the glue come up around the jewel, but I found that this made a stain on the fabric, so I used less glue on the rest of the jewels. It says to wait 7 days before laundering and at least 24 hours before wearing. Hopefully the "jewels" won't all fall off the first time she washes it!


Lori said...

Beautiful top and a very beautiful daughter. The jewels look perfect on the top.

Monica D said...

Cute top. I have this pattern in my collection. I hope to get to it in time.

Linda said...

Great looking top. Your daughter is gorgeous!

Kylie said...

The top looks great on your daughter! I really would love to buy this pattern, but am finding it impossible to find. Any ideas? There is 1 on ebay at the moment but there are several bids and so I'm not sure if I'll get it or not. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Kind regards, Kylie