Sunshine Yellow: McCalls 8043 & 8044

Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you. With this “social distancing” keeping everyone in, I have been sewing quite a bit. Within the last two weeks, I have made two new garments to add to my spring wardrobe, in a color that will truly brighten up your day.

When McCalls came out with their pre-spring patterns and I saw these two, I knew right away that I wanted to make them. After picking up my patterns, I headed into the fabric section of Jo-Anns to find the perfect fabric. Once I saw this Casa Collection Solid Crepe Back Satin Fabric In yellow, I knew that it was perfect for both patterns.

For the top, I adjusted the sleeves by removing 2.5 inches from the length. I also took two inches from the length of the neckband so it will sit comfortably on my short neck.

For the skirt, I removed about three inches from the length of the skirt, but I left the ruffled area as is. I also used snaps instead of buttons. I found these Dritz gold snaps at Jo-Anns as well. I really enjoyed creating these two pieces, and I am adding McCalls 8044 to my list of TNT patterns.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog. I really appreciate it. Continue scrolling below to see how I styled my new makes, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so that you get alerts when I post new content.

I found my yellow floral bag at Burlington’s and thought It would be a nice print to pair with this monochromatic look, along with my favorite heel sandals by Jessica Simpson.
I love that I can dress the top up and also wear it with jeans and it still looks chic.
I love how yellow and green look together, so I paired the skirt with a green Polo shirt.

Published by FaithStJules

I was born in Jamaica and raised in the South. I guess you can call me a Southern Islander. I am a wife, mom, and sewist/DIYer. I rarely purchase clothing anymore, because I like the ability to pick my own fabric and personalize my clothing to fit my shape, personality, and style. My style is comfy chic, because no matter what I wear, it has to be chic, but comfortable. Sewing has not just been about creating garments, but it has been a source of healing for me.

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