Long sleeve tops

Nursing Long Sleev Wrap Top
sheer long-sleeve top
Sienna Long-Sleeve Top
California Long Sleeve Top
California Long Sleeve Top
embroidered long-sleeve top
McCalls 6531 as a utility jacket

My love affair with M6531 continues – I made this version with a utility jacket style in mind Going into this project, I had no idea that what I wanted to create is often called a utility jacket – or work jacket. I kept looking at jeans jackets and stumbled on this style. Hundreds of image reviews later, I was ready to go! So, typical characteristics of a utility jacket: sturdy cotton fabric (twill, denim, drill), hip-length, roomy pockets, some kind of waist treatment (casing with elastic, cord, or belt), lots of buttons, simple collar, set-in long sleeves, and no cuff. A very basic, made-to-purpose jacket. This pattern has options for all of the above, but also has great sleeves and a pretty banded front band. This Seaweed cotton/lycra twill from Fabric Mart is perfect for the jacket. It has 30% stretch horizontally and 20% stretch vertically, but does not feel ‘rubbery’. It’s very heavy, similar to a hefty bull denim, and does not wrinkle at all, no matter how much I mistreat it. It does ravel, so I serged all the edges of the cut pieces before I started sewing – it just makes the construction process so much easier and pleasant. A few sewing notes: This is the size medium – it’s a bit oversized, and I think I’ll use the size small for future versions. I used a 90/14 needle, long stitch, and low presser foot pressure. No problems at all. The seams are faux flat-felled, because the fabric is just too heavy for a true flat fell. I fashioned my own pocket, which finished at 7″ tall and 6 1/4″ wide. The waistband casing fits perfectly to the jacket. I opted for 3/4″ wide knit elastic instead of any kind of belt – no fuss! I love the added detail of the cording in the collar. I tried many many times to get a good buttonhole (on scraps!), but the stretch worked against me no matter which style buttonhole I used. So instead, I used six #4 sew-on snaps, topped with simple work buttons on the outside. Caution – the sleeves on the pattern are quite short. I added 1 3/4″ to the sleeve, and then, an additional 1″ wide band to finish. This color is difficult to photograph, but the last 3 pics are correct – it’s a great color. And if it looks familiar, this is the same pattern I used to make my ripstop jacket (here). They look so different! I spent days on this project, and it was so much fun that I’m sorry to be done. Ha. I have some sage green Brussels washer linen next to me. I’ll be cutting it out this afternoon, and I think the linen will be another look entirely. Happy weekend! Coco

long sleeve knitted top
long-sleeve top
Long-Sleeve Knit Wrap Top
Long-Sleeve Crossed Cropped Top
Grommet Long-Sleeve Top
Long-Sleeve Camouflage Top
Long-Sleeve Camouflage Top
Black jersey long sleeve top
long-sleeve flared top
draped long sleeve top
Long Sleeve Top
Soleil Long Sleeve Top
Long Sleeve Top 48T4376
Long Sleeve Cut Detail Top
White Leather Long Sleeve Mercy Top
Long Sleeve Lotus Top
Banele Long-Sleeve Top
Long Sleeve Side Ruched Top
Floral-Print Long-Sleeve Top
Striped Long-Sleeve Top
semi-sheer long top
cut-detail long-sleeve top
Long Sleeve Ruffle Top
long-sleeve cropped top
sequin long-sleeve top
Long Sleeve Texture Vines Top
Long Sleeve Holly Flower Top
Long Sleeve Sheer Top
Streaker Long Sleeve Top
Valley Long Sleeve Top
Grey 'Overt' long sleeve top
Pink 'Overt' long sleeve top
Long sleeve smart striped top
Red long sleeve funnel top
Long sleeve lettuce bardot top
Ochre long sleeve funnel top
Tessa Seamless Long Sleeve Top
Puff long sleeve top
Long Sleeve Top - Pink L
Plus Gathered Long-Sleeve Top
Striped Long-Sleeve Cotton Top
Floral-Print Long-Sleeve Top