Recently I finished the McCall’s M7597 Tunic Dress. I have to say I’m pretty happy with the results. It is super comfortable. Fairly easy to sew. No zippers or closures! So really you only need fabric and interfacing for this dress! I used this amazing fabric from fabric.com, the Cotton and Steel collection in periwinkle rayon! I love love love it! Let’s get to my run down of this pattern!
Loose fitting, pullover tunic and dress with front bib. Gathers at the bib and back yoke. Sleeveless, short sleeve and 3/4 length sleeve.
I cut a size 14. I measured according to my upper bust measurement.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once I was done sewing with it?
Yes. The photo on the front is the most accurate. I made view B. I do feel like the drawings make the dress look like it would be slightly more fitted. It is not at all fitted.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, although I did have to re-read how to sew in the front bib a couple of times to make sure I understood. Once I figured it all out it was easy to sew.
What did I like and dislike about the pattern?
I like that it is easy to get on and off and that I didn’t have to worry about sewing in a zipper or making button holes. I did not realize how much hand stitching was involved. If you want practice hand stitching this is the dress for you!
Rayon from the Cotton and Steel collection at Fabric.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made
I felt like I needed the dress to be longer so I lengthened it. I also made the sleeve wider using the pivot and slide method. I added about 1″ to the sleeve to fit my upper arm more comfortably.
Would I sew it again? Would I recommend it to others?
I probably would not sew it again because of all the hand stitching. I would recommend it if someone is looking for some comfortable and easy to wear and likes to sew by hand a little.
It is a really comfortable dress. Great for summer or casual events. I am happy with how it came out!