Sewing For Spring:A Birdy Top, McCall’s 5576

McCall’s 5576
Do you recognize this fabric?
It’s up on my header!
I love this fabric so much and made Gigi a little outfit from it last year. It was perfect for a new spring top. I trimmed the yoke with brown piping and the edges of the sleeves. I have several of these boxy tunic patterns bought at the 1.99$ sales at Joann’s on impulse. They actually work great as tops if you cut them shorter.
I sewed view A and cut it into a top.
If you make this pattern you should cut it in a size smaller because it runs really big!
The fabric is by the designer Lila Tueller.

Gigi’s dress from last summer.
So did you watch the premiere of Mad Men last night?
I sure did and was waiting 17 months for it!
Did it deliver?
Lots of angst with a new sixties set. Jump forward to 1968 and minidresses and caftans! Something tells me we are going to be seeing a lot of bloggers getting into late sixties styles!
I don’t think Don and and his new wife have much chemistry.
I’m still deciding.

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  1. thingsforboys says

    love the pattern, love the fabric, love the top! If the weather hadn’t set in for Winter this week here in Melbourne, then I think I’d be making one.

  2. mjb says

    So pretty! I have some of this fabric stashed away somewhere – I always think I’ll make cute tops out of them, and then rarely get around to it. This one’s cute!

  3. charlotte says

    just wonderful fabric, very now! You are certainly getting queit a waldrobe of tops!

  4. 4 Sisters @ says

    This is a beautiful shirt! Great job! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we’d love for you to stop by and link up @

  5. Karen says

    Super cute! I am not usually a bird fan but this one I really like. Great job:)

  6. Justine of SewCountryChick says

    Thanks everyone! Im still trying to get my reply button installed here so I can reply individually.

  7. says

    Great fabric and great shape! Love it, shame the winter’s coming here in Wellington, but I can Pin the pattern to get for my ever growing stash!

  8. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says

    So adorable! Makes me want to get to work on something for me!