Hey friends! I recently made McCalls 7969 (for the third time since it’s been released). My first two versions were the dress, but this time I wanted to make it into a blouse.
I wanted to make it black for a really classic look that can be worn in the day or at night. I had this linen blend fabric that I bought. It was 45 inches and I purchased 3 yards. All I can say is that I was cutting it close with the pattern pieces. I had JUST ENOUGH left for the peplum.
I made the bodice per the instructions on the envelope. I avoided the interfacing on the bias bindings and did an edgestitch instead of a slipstitch as well.
I know this bodice is pretty boxy and has a lot of room. I ignored the notches at the bottom of the bodice and cross the two front pieces over one another giving myself a more snug fit.
For the peplum, I used the skirt pattern piece, but I cut it at 12 inches from the bottom hem. I cut 2, just like I would for the dress.
I attached the peplum, just like I would the skirt peice. Then I decided to cut off another 1.5 inches to make the peplum fit closer to my proportions.
I think this is going to be one of my favorite blouses. I know I made it out of linen, but I think I can wear this for 2-3 seasons around here.
What do you think of my pattern hack? Let me know in the comments.
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