Hey everybody! Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! My week is going great. I’ve recorded a couple videos, I’m currently making Christmas ornaments (I know, I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but I must get an early start on these. Stay tuned) and I’m working on a trench that I’m so excited to get finished to share about it! Today though, I’m going to share more about this dress turned tunic that I just LOVE! Let’s get into the details.
Pattern Used: For this top I used McCalls 7925. I used View D and shortened it for a tunic length.
Pattern Description: Button-front dresses are fitted through the bust with a neck band, inset midriff, and sleeve and skirt variations. B: Elasticized sleeves, purchased piping. D: Elasticized sleeves, tie ends encased in side seams. *description from McCalls website
Pattern Sewing Level: Sewing level is for Easy. If you’re comfortable with making buttonholes, sewing on buttons, making gathers and doing some hand-sewing you can nail this pattern.
What size did you cut?: I cut the 16 at the bust, merged the lines to the 18 at the waist, and 20 for the hips. I didn't want any buttons pulling around the hips so I had sure to merge the lines over to account for my full hips.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were. I had no issues with the instructions or illustrations for this pattern.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE the neckline and sleeve variations on the pattern. My favorite is View D and I really wanted to do the full length for the dress but I didn’t have enough fabric, so tunic it was. I have no dislikes about the pattern.
Did you make any pattern alterations: Other than merging between pattern lines and shortening the length, I made no other adjustments.
Where did you purchase the fabric(s)? I used this HoneySuckle Linen from The Fabric Store online. I love the quality of their lines and the new exclusive colors they have in stock are beautiful.
Did you record a sew along for this pattern? No, I did not record a sew along for this top.
Here’s a few pics of the inside of the garment. First pic is the midriff facing slipstitching, next is a pic of the seams. I finished them with my serger (it looks white but I used a light pink color for the serger threads), then the narrow hem to finish off the hem of the top. Next pic is the sleeve elastic casing, and a pic of a snap I added near the hem just to keep the top closed at the bottom. I think I add another snap near the waist between those buttons, and the last pic is of the buttons. I purchased those from my local Hobby Lobby.
Would you sew it again? Yes I think I will make View D but with the full length again! I really love that dress!
Would you recommend it to others? Yes!
Well that’s all for this linen top! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Until next time….