The Dorky Diva

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Welcome to The Dorky Diva! I'm Savanna, a Star Wars fanatic who tries to sprinkle fandom into every day life. Follow along for new cosplay updates, outfit inspiration, beauty reviews, convention coverage, and more!

Yellow Floral Wrap Top

We're on Day 20 of self-quarantine or isolation or whatever it's called. It's a bizarre world we're all living in right now, but I'm trying to make the most of it! Shaun went out on a supply run yesterday to stock up on some household items we needed and he grabbed some mustard colored fabric I've been eyeing for a few weeks.

As soon as he brought it home, I threw it in the washer and started to think about what I wanted to make. Since I only had two yards, I knew a dress would be out of the question. I decided to pick up my handy McCall's M7627 pattern (recently used it for a dress) and took a shot at modifying the "A" style top on that pattern.

I've never modified a pattern before in any capacity, so I had no clue what I was doing. I decided to lengthen the bottom of the pattern about six inches to eliminate the need for a ruffley bottom which would require about one more yard of fabric. I also took off the sleeve flounces and created small ties for the waist rather than the wide ties in the pattern. Everything went really well while I was sewing until I got to the very end.

All I needed to finish up was the sleeve hem and bottom of the shirt hem. When I tried it on, I realized the neckline was way too wide and something just wasn't sitting correctly. I decided to take off the sleeves, deconstruct the seamline across the shoulder and take out a couple inches from the shoulder. Then I could reattach the sleeves and finish up the project. I also added a little snap in the neckline to keep the shirt securely closed.

Despite that little hiccup, I really love how it turned out! The color is beautiful and the print is really fun. I can't wait to wear it to the tulip festival later in the season.