Me-Made-May-Lite days 11, 12, 13 & 14 + McCall's 5853 tank

May 11th - Me-Made pillowcase skirt, Urban outfitters yoked front tank, BP heels

May 12th - Me-Made black McCall's 6070 maxi dress

May 13th - Border Print New Look 6178 skirt, white tank

May 14th - Me-Made McCall's 5853 tank, Ripped black jeans (thrifted a long time ago, rips were my fault), classic red converse

I finished the McCall's 5853 tank on Wednesday. I didn't use the applique pattern given, instead I cut strips of ruffles and just gathered those. I played with the positioning, but decided on 3 little strips on the right shoulder, together forming a single round.

It was an easy top, and I like it considering how little effort it took, but the fit could be better. The shoulders are very, very wide and the armholes gape a bit. I'm a very broad shouldered girl, I could imagine this problem being more pronounced on a more petite build. I took 1'' off the straps as well.  The hip/waist shaping is cut in, but not at all near where my waist and hips hit. It's very bagging all over and makes me look wide.

I can see myself trying this pattern again, but next time I'd take an inch off the center fold of the two main pattern pieces and altering the armholes so that they are smaller. Neither adjustment would take much time.

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