Red Voille for a Fun Summer Blouse

Happy July everyone and summer is in full force.  I can’t complain here in Missouri we have had one of the best summers ever, most of the time in the 80’s and plenty of rain.  The rain is very important here in farmland and it makes for a very happy husband, too.

Mood Fabrics' red cotton voille using McCall's 6702 for a fun summer top

 

I ordered this beautiful red floral cotton voile a couple months ago and unfortunately it is sold out.  Never fear, Mood Fabric’s cotton voile selection is filled with amazing prints and colors.  I really love sewing with cotton voille, it presses beautifully and is so easy to sew.  Not to mention, it is lightweight, breathable and cool for summer.  I went with McCall’s 6702 for a sleeveless blouse and went with View A.  One of the reasons I purchased this pattern was for the collar and the placket of this pattern.  While sewing my top, the pattern had great construction and no buttons for a sleek, simple look.   The flared style isn’t one I usually wear but for summer I thought it would be nice and the voile worked so nicely.  This top does run large and I went down a size, cutting a size 10.  I think the fit is great through the shoulders and back.

Mood Fabrics' red cotton voille using McCall's 6702 for a fun summer top

 

Another reason I went with this pattern, just take a look at the back.  The back was the best feature, a bit of fun for summer built into a top.  One more plus on this back opening, it isn’t too low.

I went with McCall's 6702 for a sleeveless blouse and went with View A

 

I like the high-low hem for the blouse, which is very gradual on this top.  The pattern calls for bias tape to finish the lower edge of the back and the armholes.  I used the cotton voile to make bias and it worked perfectly. The upper back is a nice finish on this blouse, two pieces for the yoke.  One for the yoke and one for the facing, finishes the top edge of the opening perfectly.

I plan on making this sleeveless version again and might taper a bit for a waistline, just not too much or I would loose the ease to get the pullover top on.  One more detail on the placket, it is deep but doesn’t gape open at all.  I believe this is the nice contour designed for the placket piece.  The pattern comes straight up from the bottom of the placket, then has a nice gentle curve to shape for front neck edge.

Mood Fabrics' red cotton voille using McCall's 6702 for a fun summer top

I hope your summer is a beautiful one and if it is a bit too hot, sew some voile for a cool summer garment.

 

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Comments


  • Patty
    July 14, 2014

    Cute!..both coming & going :-)!

    • Lori
      July 16, 2014

      Thanks Patty, the back is a fun detail.

  • Cennetta
    July 14, 2014

    Lori,
    This is a very cute blouse. I’m trying new designs for top and blouses. I like this one and am considering trying it out. Thanks for posting you review.
    Cennetta

    • Lori
      July 16, 2014

      This would look graat on you, Cennetta.

  • Faye Lewis
    July 14, 2014

    Great top Lori!

    • Lori
      July 16, 2014

      Thanks, Faye.

  • oonaballoona
    July 15, 2014

    THAT BACK! what a great detail!!

    • Lori
      July 16, 2014

      I know it is just too fun, isn’t it?

  • Erica B.
    July 15, 2014

    Beautiful blouse!

    • Lori
      July 16, 2014

      Thanks, Erica, you were my inspiration for buying this pattern.

  • Peter
    July 16, 2014

    A great color for you, Lori. I love the peek-a-boo back — very fun!

    • Lori
      July 17, 2014

      Thank you Peter, it is a fun part of the pattern. I have had lots of compliments lately on me in red, I might switch out everything I own/wear to red!

  • Amy
    July 16, 2014

    What a cool back detail!

    • Lori
      July 17, 2014

      Thank you, Amy.

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    July 19, 2014

    I’ve been itching to try out this pattern so it’s nice to see it made up – I might add it to my summer sewing list…

    • Lori
      July 23, 2014

      Thanks Lizzy, it is a fun pattern, one that you might not check out at first but the back detail is perfect. The voile is a perfect weight.

  • Ginger
    July 21, 2014

    I LOVE this! It’s so cute! I was really surprised by the back- awesome detail!

    • Lori
      July 23, 2014

      Thanks, Sonja, the back is so fun.

  • Fiona
    August 2, 2014

    Love the cut out detail in the back! This must be so light and breezy to wear!