DIY Blouse | McCall M7436

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So, I promised that after making my first bow blouse I’d make another. Well, here it is! The McCall M7436 in view A. Previously, I made a combination of view C and view D, and although I loved this combination, I wanted to try something a little different with this fabric.

This piece was made using stretch satin, mentioned in my spring fabric haul blog. This fabric is very nice and breathable, making it perfect for this spring weather.

I paired the blouse with a pink blazer that I purchased from Steinmart last year. If you haven’t heard of Steinmart, it is a discount store similar to TJ Maxx. Growing up, I absolutely loathed going to Steinmart with my mother. I thought they they only had “old people” clothes. Well, I’m older now and I love many of the pieces that they carry. The irony! My local Steinmart always has great deals on blazers, usually carrying them for 50% off or more. Additionally, they have name brand handbags, amazing home decor, and great deals on men’s clothing as well.

There are a few things that I don’t particularly like about this pattern. I mentioned in my first blouse post that it has a very low neckline, which i’ve covered up with the neck band. The other thing is the fit. I didn’t notice it with the first shirt, but I probably could’ve gone down a size or two. I just didn’t like how the shirt fit when it wasn’t tucked in. Having the wide sleeves, along with the bodice being loose just made me look much bigger and shapeless. So, this top will only be worn tucked in.

Overall, this was a quick sew to an easy pattern. Definitely try it out and let me know how you like it!

Create the Look:
Pattern – McCall M7436 –
Pink Blazer (similar) –
Shoes –
Purse (similar) –
Jeans – Old Navy Curvy Jeans

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