Monday, August 16, 2010

FO: McCall's 5576 Tunic

Pattern: M5576 - Out of Print - View C with modifications
Description: Made for my MIL's birthday back in July with some requested modifications
Fabric: 100% cotton from years ago.. maybe 2006 or 2007?
Notions: lightweight fusible interfacing (Is this considered a notion or fabric or something else?)

M5576.jpg

Modifications:
  • Did not use a zipper due to the wide neckline.
  • Did not use the ruffle portion of the sleeve from view C.
  • Changed the length from dress to tunic... took off about 6" from the bottom of the dress.
  • Raised the neckline by 1.5" by just winging it and gathering the sleeve cap more. This made for a "poufy" sleeve.
  • Took in the front yoke by 1.5" because it was too wide, which I found out after I applied the yoke and didn't want to cut a new piece.  This part was also winged... but created a nice little pleat in the dress front.
M5576 Modified.jpg

Conclusion: The instructions were very easy to follow. The sizing runs a little big and the neckline is a little low and wide, but other than that it's a pretty simple dress/tunic. I may make this in view A for myself.

4 comments:

Lori said...

Very cute tunic.

Linda said...

Very nice! Love the blue flowers

Angela said...

Thanks, Lori and Linda!

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