M7579 | Nicole Miller Asymmetrical Seam-Detail Top

When I first saw this Nicole Miller top in the McCalls spring release, I knew almost 
 immediately that I was making it!  I love practically all her patterns, 
Not only did the silhouette of the top catch my eye, but the pants were cute too!

However, this top is pieced together with 15 pieces, so be prepared!!
I was unsure if it needed any adjustments and if so, how the heck do I do that?!

I just sized up from my usual 14 to a 16 and hoped for the best. I just couldn't do a 
muslin and cut this out twice. No way!

Despite taking the risk of not making a muslin, it turned out pretty good!
 I used a lightweight rayon/poly fabric from my stash, with a nice flow. Now if I  
decide to make this again, I will have to figure out how to lengthen it a bit.

The pants are very cute with a fly front closure and detailed top-stitching seaming.
 I think they would look great with a color combo. I sewed a size 16 which is what I normally
 do, but these are really huge on me!  I am literally swimming in these.  I think my fabric selection didn't help either, even tho I used a ponte stable knit.

It's pretty hard to see the seam detailing with this print, but it's there! Amazingly, it
 went together seamlessly! I originally made this
 top as part of  Faye's "Tops that Pop" challenge.
Thanx Faye for the kick!📢

I've already managed to tighten up the pants to alleviate the excess fabric in the thigh 
area and the pooling around the knees. I'll make them again too!

In conclusion, I'm very pleased with both pieces. When I usually purchase coordinates patterns,
 the pieces don't always compliment each other. This set worked great together!
Please ignore the afternoon bath of my furbaby Smokey, he owns that window!!😼

The gem is always in the technical drawings, busy fabric can hide those great details!
Have you checked out the technical drawings, and realized they're better than the modeled pic?
What say you?

Till my next post,


  1. Thank you so much again for joining the challenge you created some GORGEOUS pieces this being ine of them.

  2. Thanx Faye, I have to get the others posted up too!

  3. Yessss! I am so here for it! I love both pieces.

  4. both those pieces look great on you. The top is very pretty and I wonder how it would look in a solid color to show off the seaming.

    1. Thanx Beth! I think it would look much better in a solid color! 👍

  5. I love these pieces on you! It's a wonderful outfit!

  6. Very nice!! And yes, many times I have made my decision on the technical drawings because the pattern pics are so blah lol


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