Outfit of the Week - 28 September 2015
Our 'Outfit of the Week' for 28 September 2015 is McCall's 7163 top with Colette's Clover trousers! Get 10% off these patterns until 12 pm on Monday, 5 October 2015. Find the patterns (and all the coordinating fabrics) at the bottom of this page.
Off-the-shouder tops have been really popular recently and McCall's 7163 is a great pattern for sewing this trend! It's a very loose-fitting top with an elasticized neckline casing. There are a number of different options with regards to the sleeves and length (see the image above); you also have the option of cinching in the waist with elastic or leaving the top loose. This should be a fast and easy make: it's rated as an 'easy' pattern, and, as it's so loose-fitting, it shouldn't require much (if any!) fitting! There are currently no reviews of this pattern on PatternReview.com.
If you're looking to sew a pair of slim-fit trousers, Colette's Clover trousers are a great choice! Colette has rated this as a beginner pattern and there's a detailed sewalong available here. There's no tricky fly front to worry about: instead, the zipper is in the side seam - a nice steamlined look and very easy to sew! There's also a neat design feature of little in-seam pockets at the waistband. As for reviews, 88% of the reviews on PatternReview.com are positive. [I'd initially quoted a lower number of 76%, but, upon reading some of the reviews that rated the pattern 'Recommended with Modifications', I realized that some of these reviewers actually loved the pattern and had simply modified it - adding pockets, a fly-front, etc.!]
To see recommended fabrics, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in ready-to-wear collections and popular fashion blogs. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Tops: Blouses and Camisoles' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).