I’m only still sewing summer clothes because I’ve got a holiday coming up! The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse here so this is definitely not a weather appropriate make!
The McCall’s 7543 is an off shoulder tunic or dress. It’s probably quite old trend wise but I really like this style for the summer. It just screams holidays to me! I made something similar as a hack last year but wanted to see the differences with a shop bought pattern.
I used some blue and white cotton gingham that I’d bought from Stoff & Stil a couple o front he ago for this make. The fabric is the right weight but I’m not sure the colour is right on me… You can give me your opinion after you see the photos!
It’s a really easy make though. It definitely works as a last minute rush job before you fly away! The only tedious part was having to hand stitch the hem of the sleeve and ties and even that wasn’t too time consuming.
So lengthwise it worked out! The short side are just at my finger tips which is always my guide to checking if a skirt is too short or not. So if you’re 5’2 or shorter you can totally use the tunic version as a dress!
This’ll definitely go back into summer clothes storage once I’m back from holiday but I think it’ll be fun to wear whilst I’m in Cuba!