I am so excited to finally share my finished McCalls M7472 with you! For those of you who have been following along at home, I started it way back in April and it became my push to the back of the queue project. During my recent holidays I finally sat down to finish it as now is the perfect weather to be wearing it!
This long shirt tunic first caught my eye when I saw Rosy from Rosy Peña’s version last year. I thought it was such a cool comfortable looking top and would be perfect for layering over jeans, tights & skirts.
I purchased this gorgeous checked fabric from The Fabric Store when they were having a 30% off sale. It is my first purchase from them after admiring their fabrics for so long and I was really pleased with the quality & how quickly the package arrived. It is a shirting cotton so perfect for this project.
I knew I wanted to attempt some sort of pattern matching for this project especially for the front. Unfortunately I forgot to trace off the button placard when I cut everything else out so I couldn’t pattern match that, but I think it still works.
I cut a straight size 6, but ended up cutting off 9ish inches off of the front pieces and 5ish inches off of the back. I cut so much off because I found it was swamping me with the baggy nature of the tunic. I knew I wanted it to have the high-low hem look as I find this more flattering on my short frame.
The instructions were easy to follow – I think having made a few shirts now I am understanding the process a lot more. I am really pleased with the collar on this shirt – the more I do the better I get!
I love that you can have the sleeves long or up with the tab. I think this will make it a great transition piece.
I would love to make some solid colour versions as I think they would make great layering pieces!
This pattern was also part of my 2017 Make Nine – another one ticked off! Head on over to this post to see what else is on my list.
Watch out for my July Makes video on Sunday where I will be sharing what else I have made this month.