Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to share this very cute outfit with you all. The crop top is Simplicity 1283 and the culottes are McCall’s 7131. I love earth tones, so when I saw this fabric and Fine Fabrics, I knew exactly what I was going to make out of it. For the crop top I cut a 12 and added 2 inches to the bottom because I didn’t want to show too much of my tummy. The pattern says cut 2 pieces for the front and 2 pieces for the back but I cut both front and back pieces on the fold. Check out the pattern review below on the culottes (McCall’s 7131). Sorry for lighting in some of the pictures, still working out the glitches! See you later!
Pattern Description: M7131 Misses’ Shorts and Pants
Fabric used: Polyester Blend
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes
What size did you cut? 12
Level of difficulty: The envelop says easy but I had a difficult time understanding the instructions but the light bulb came on at the end when attaching the waistband to the pants. So I will say it is easy, minus MY human error! LOL!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn’t like adding the 4 pieces of elastic to the back waistband but it is well worth it in the end because the fit is great!
Pattern alterations or design changes: I am only 5’2” so the pants were extremely long; I had to cut over 6 inches off the bottom to make them have the look of culottes
Would you sew it again? Yes, now that I know where I went wrong!
Would you recommend it for others? Yes