Eyelet (not quite) Crop Top - Vintage McCall's 4933

Hello, all! Several weeks ago I made this blouse using vintage McCall's 4933. Then I stumbled upon Allie J's recent make using the same pattern, which she, coincidentally, purchased from my family's store, The Tin Thimble! Allie's version is darling and is just another exceptional example of how awesome this blouse pattern is. 

I LOVE the last blouse I made and I instantly knew I wanted to make another. I've been seeing so many adorable eyelet tops in commercial stores and I really, really, really love eyelet, so I knew this was my fabric choice. 

You can purchase the eyelet here. Somehow, over the last two weeks, I lost the front pattern pattern piece. I am still so confused, I don't know what happened to it!! So I had to draft a new pattern piece. Ugh. Picture me resting my face in my palm, here. 

This time, I added a 5" cuff to the bottom of the blouse and pleated it in the back. I also took about 2" off the length of the sleeve. 

Pardon the blue marking pen, I haven't washed the blouse yet. The inside is finished with a combination of flat-fell seams and bias tape to keep things neat and fray-free. 

I think this blouse will be an absolute staple for summer. It'll be a sweet bathing suit cover up, and will look cute with colored shorts. 

I can tell you that there are more eyelet things in the works for my handmade wardrobe. I LOVE it that eyelet is so in fashion right now. What current trend are you loving? 

Other outfit details: jeans from Jessica Simpson, shoes from Steve Madden, watch from Fossil, bracelet from Delia's about 10 years ago. Nail polish is "Doutzen's red" from L'Oreal. 

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