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McCalls 5529

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As I was not in the mood for muslins or other difficult sewing this weekend, I made something easy: this is the top I sewed this weekend, quick and very easy. It's a bit large, I think I could have done with a size 12 instead of the 14 I used. But it's quite comfortable to wear, and with the belt it gives a little extra emphasis on my waist, which is not bad.
The belt was a find in the January sale, and I was very happy to find it for only 40% of the original price. I had seen this belt two months ago, and almost couldn't resist buying it, but restrained myself because of the price (80 euro/115 US dollars). So, at 32 euro still not a cheap belt, but sometimes you must treat yourself to something, isn't it?

Geen moeilijke projecten dit weekend, ik was in de stemming voor een makkelijk en snel te maken project: dit shirt/vestje is het geworden. Ik heb een maat 14 gemaakt, maar 12 zou waarschijnlijk iets beter geweest zijn. Het zit heerlijk comfortabel, en de riem geeft een extra accent op de taille, watniet zo verkeerd is.
De riem heb ik in de uitverkoop gekocht voor 40% van de originele prijs. Twee maanden geleden had ik 'm al gezien, maar vond het toen echt te duur (80 euro). 32 euro is nog steeds niet goedkoop, maar ik heb mezelf hierop getrakteerd. Moet soms ook, toch?


  1. The new jacket looks fabulous. It really accents that waist nicely. Beautiful colour too!

  2. Your jacket looks fantastic, I love the color and your new belt is perfect.

  3. Tres chic. The belt is perfect with your new jacket and the color is fabulous.

  4. I loove your belt and this jacket is awesome. The color looks fantastic on you!

  5. Ooh, nice! It looks really nice with the belt from the back :)

  6. I love the color you picked for that jacket. It looks nice and that belt was just a must have, it's great

  7. Your jacket looks great - what is it made from? - jersey?. The belt was bargain, your patience in waiting to buy it was rewarded!

  8. Beautiful top, Sigrid. The belt really finishes it off. You look great!

  9. I love it! What you saved by making your own jacket that fits you that way you like paid for the price of that belt.

  10. I think that is an attractive neckline for you and great color. Even if the jacket was easy sewing, it looks great and should be very useful.
    I'm sure if you evaluate cost per wear of the belt, it was absolutely a good value!

  11. Oh I like the new jacket especially the color!

  12. Nice job! And I love the color.

    And I know the feeling of wanting to make something that’s quick and easy in order to feel a sense of accomplishment.

  13. Hi! Just wanted to say I have this pattern and now I'm excited about making it! Its makes your waist look so small! Good color too.


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