McCalls 8113

McCall’s 8113

Hello everyone and HAPPY Sunday! I hope you are having a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by the blog!! Note: You can watch the full review by clicking here! Don't forget to subscribe!!!! Today's Post is the fourth showing for the Virtual Memade Holiday Fashion Show series! Every Sunday through December 26th, myself and a collaborator will post a holiday fashion look based on a winter holiday theme and on Thursday Dec 23rd, a theme will be posted in conjunction with the little dress project so please stay tuned! You can also follow the hashtag #mmholidayfashionshow ! Today’s theme is the ........Holiday Cookie Exchange Party! This theme is in collaboration with the beautiful Tmika of That’s Sew Cute, You can find her YouTube Channel here! Tmika is NEW to sewing Human clothes! Tmika started her sewing journey a couple of years ago by sewing doll clothes for her daughter which ultimately uncovered the hidden talent of sewing that she did not know she had so please check her out!! In addition to this being a collaboration, This is also my first entry into the #Imsofestive challenge that is being hosted by Delilah of Simply Delilah and Kim of Kim Gaddy Sews! Back to my post....... Again, the theme is titled the Holiday Cookie exchange party and myself and Tmika both made garments and expressed through our personalities what we would wear to this type of holiday party and why! I made McCall’s 8113 to support the theme of the Holiday Cookie Exchange Party! I picked this because I thought this top would look very classy but not overdressed because this type of party is more casual and festive! Below you will find pictures and a pattern review! You can also watch my YouTube video by clicking here where I share even more information and there is movement within the garment via clips!!!

Front view - below

Front view - below

Close front view - below

Front close view - below

Side/back view - below

Sleeve view - below

Side shoulder and sleeve view - below

Front pleat view - below

Close up of fabric and front pleat - below

Pattern used - below

*Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 8113 Pattern Description: Misses’ and Women’s tops with cup sizes and sleeve variations View: There are three views that come with this pattern with the same bodice. View that I made: I made view B with the sleeves of view A FABRIC Recommendations: Organza, Ponte, Netting and Taffeta. I Sewing Skill Level: Easy Pattern Pieces: I used seven pattern pieces to make this dress. The pattern pieces that I used were the front, back, sleeves, flounce front, flounce side #1, flounce Side #2 and the elastic guide! Notions Needed: Thread and one 22 inch invisible zipper.

Pattern Sizing: 8-24W

Size that I Cut: 18W and also I cut the DDD block for the bodice. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes!! My top looked like the pattern illustration and I was super pleased with it!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like about the pattern? I like the design of the high-low peplum, I like the large dart that is in the front, I love the gathering at the top of the sleeves and the elasticated gathers on the sleeves and I also like the top stitching at the neckline. What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? Nothing Did I learn any new Techniques:No Did I have a first time experience: No Fabric Used: For my fabric, I used this beautiful festive, red fabric with silver speckles! This fabric is labeled Holiday Pop fabric in Red sparkle, silver interlock

Purchased: I purchased this fabric from JoAnn Fabrics Buttons Used: None

Alterations or changes: No Any modification recommendations: No Would you recommend it to others? Yes! Availability: This pattern came out in 2020 and it’s still available to purchase in stores and on line!


Earrings/Necklace: So for my necklace, I wore a necklace that I have had around forever but it is blinging and I thought it would be a good match. My earrings are some festive christmas ornament earrings that I picked up a couple of years ago from Walmart!

My boots are some that I picked up off of Amazon- Please see my instagram post for full details on the boots!


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