Another new sleeveless top, McCall's 7390, which has several options and great lines
I went with View A for all the fun use of the stripes and added 1" to all the pattern pieces for extra length.
|picture from McCall's site|
I feel like the shirt on the McCall's model is looser than mine shirt. In fact, I went with a size 12, my usual size and it looked like the right size according to the finished measurements on the pattern piece.
The bust and waist were good but the hips are snug. In fact, I let out the bottom pieces about 3/8" on the side seams. This helped but it could use more. Next time I will cut out the size larger on the bottom pieces.
You can see, the back gets stuck on the hips.
This one took longer than the normal sleeveless top. First, the cutting was in single layer to get all the sections to meet. Next there is hand sewing. The center front section is faced and then hand stitched to the center front and front side seams sections. The collar is hand sewn in place, too.
The center front slit is matched very good and I am so pleased. As you go down the center front seam, the matching isn't perfect diamonds but the diamonds do line up.
I didn't have enough fabric to use the Cotton and Steel from the front facing and used a lightweight muslin for the lining. The muslin is a bit heavier and less drapey than the Cotton and Steel but it works. I love how McCall's has you sew the front, which is similar to Vogue 9151
Another look at the front slit and neckband.
One more look at the blouse, I just think it is quite a bit boxier than the front envelope.