I really wanted to make a more fitted tunic since so many of them are less than fitted but I just love everything single one of them! So, back to McCall's 6750.
And--you're right! It isn't even a tunic but that doesn't mean I can't make it one!
I was drawn to the style and fit of this top. It has quite a few darts in the front and back making it so much more fitted than my fav TNT the Archer by Grainline. I decided I should probably have a few TNT blouses so not all of them are boxy or looser-fitting.
This top has three options that revolve around the sleeve length as everything else looks exactly the same. I wanted a long sleeve version since it is flipping cold outside right now and I need more long sleeves in my wardrobe.
I used a fabric from my stash that I think I purchased from Marcy Tilton that was labeled as a denim but is very lightweight, much more like a Chambray. There is a white thread that runs through it that gives it a bit of definition.
This top is my wearable muslin. I still think I have some more alterations to do to this top but it is fine as is and I will most likely wear it in public, but with the sleeves rolled at least once!
I made a size 14 and I do have to say I think this pattern runs a little large. I also made my usual 1/2" swayback adjustment and felt like it should have been more like 3/4 to 1". I also lengthened this top by 6 inches to make it tunic length and I like the fit-and-flare shape of the bust to waist and waist to hip ratio. I did end up taking this in quite a bit at the upper back and even extended the pleat at the upper back and radiated it to meet the innermost dart. I do however love the fit of the shoulder seam and where it lies on me. Just about perfect! I also like the collar and how it is formed with the front facing but ends at the shoulder seam.
Directions are really great as this is a Palmer-Pletsch pattern and I followed all the directions for tissue fitting prior to cutting out. No matter how good the tissue fits, it just isn't the same to me as a moldable fabric is. Fabric shows the drape whereas I don't think you get the same from tissue. Maybe it is operator error and I need more practice tissue fitting?
I do like my finished blouse and will wear it. I may end up tweaking the fit a bit more but I do believe this pattern deserves another remake, nut what do you think? I promise, it isn't tight or pulling at the bust. I think the static in my house is causing the fabric to stick to my bra!
Thanks so much for reading!