Forty ’til 40 // Simplicity 1559 w/ McCall’s 7724

Hey Family!  Here is look #19.  I made this outfit in the beginning of 2018 for my sew sister Linda Faye Lewis (May She rest In Peace)  of Faye’s Sewing Adventure annual tops that pop blog.  I just knew this top was going to be a win for me, but I was sooooo wrong…lol

We’re friends..right??  I can be honest with you!  When I saw this blouse pattern I loved it.  I actually loved all the views..which is odd…so I knew I was going to make this.  I found my combination of fabric and went it.  When I was done, I SO didn’t like it!!  This was going in the trash, but then I said nawww….I spent time making it, go ahead and take pictures and see how you feel after.  Well let’s just say this photo is the first and last time I’ve worn this blouse.


Even though I have not worn the blouse again, I WILL NOT throw it away.  This blouse now has a special place in my heart.  I made it for Ms. Linda’s tops that pop blog and she has now transitioned over, so this blouse will stay with my forever in her memory.





The skirt however was a win win!  I wanted to add a little spice to my skirt.  I found this decorative zipper at hobby lobby and knew it would be a perfect fit for this skirt.  It gives the skirt a whole new look and that’s EXACTLY what I wanted.  It was a very quick and easy make. I am very happy with this skirt pattern.










Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did.  I can’t wait to see you again.


Much Love and Many Blessings!



Patterns: Simplicity 1559 & McCall’s 7724


Fabric: Joann’s Fabric

Photo Cred: Luke Ballentine Moment2Remember

2 thoughts on “Forty ’til 40 // Simplicity 1559 w/ McCall’s 7724

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  1. I love that you are honoring Linda by holding on to this beautiful top!
    I was unable to join in last year and had planned to join in Tops that Pop this year…but…
    Sew, each time I cut out a top, I think of Linda, tear up a bit, then move on to finish it!
    Your top is as much a treasure as Linda was!


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