The Great Module Sew Along: Tops

For the past 2 months I have been sewing up a storm for the great module sew along hosted by Whitney @tomkatstitcherycarmel and Carla @carlamayfield5 on IG. The challenge was to create 3 tops, 2 bottoms and 1 topper that all coordinate to make a modular wardrobe.

My inspirations and jumping off point was this beautiful cotton stretch sateen from Minerva. It was perfect for the floral suit I had been wanting and checked off one bottom and one topper. (The details on this suit will be on the Minerva blog soon)

I was so pleased when this fabric arrived. It is even prettier in IRL! The vibrant colors on a white background are gorgeous but the surprise in this floral is the black. The black is unexpected, grounds all the other colors, and well I love black. Just check out my IG if you doubt me.

My inspiration for my first topper was something I had tried on at Anthropologie last summer.  It was the cutest button front, puff sleeve top but it was just too small.  And because it was on sale there was only one. So I snapped a picture in the dressing room so I could recreate it.

McCall's pattern 7900 view D is almost a dead ringer but it didn't have the poof at the top of the sleeve. So I did a mini-mash up, using the top of sleeve from view B and the bottom of the sleeve from view C. This red linen rayon blend from Joanns is the perfect red for me and the linen holds the poof nicely. I cut the 14 and graded out a bit at the hip.

 For top number 2,  of course, I chose black. This one shoulder knit is McCall's 7686 view C with a modified sleeve, cuz I can't leave anything alone. I shortened it to just above the elbow. The fabric is a ponte leggero knit from This pattern runs big. I sized down to a 14 and ended up taking it in a couple inches more through the bust for some negative ease. So check your measurements if you decide to make this one!

Top number 3 is my very favorite white blouse that I made last summer. It's a mashup of Butterick 5526 body and Vogue 8772 sleeves.

I'll be back with the final piece of this module, some pants that might just be my favorite thing I've ever made!



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