McCall's 5586 - Embellished Tunic

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Project Details

Pattern: McCall's 5586, View A
Fabric: Chocolate Matte Jersey

Description: Loose fitting tops have self-faced yoke, gathered front and purchased bias tape finished armhole; have gathered back; purchased metallic, plastic or acrylic jewel stones, flat sequins or beads to creatively embellish yokes.

This was a really easy top to make. I cut this out and had it made within a few hours (while doing things around the house, checking email and talking on the phone). I thought it would really be challenging to find embellishments for this top, but it was not. I wanted to stick with this season's global trend. I found these wooden pieces in Hobby Lobby that reminded me of African jewelry and provided the perfect tribal motif. I wanted to keep the embellishments kind of downplayed... more of a daytime look and not too "bling blingy".

This top was really easy to sew... side seams done on the serger, but the yoke facing was handsewn down. What I liked about this top was that the there were no armhole facings... they were finished with seam binding. This left a cleaner, neater look without the fear of the facings sticking out. I finished the with a coverstitched hem.

I cut the size 14 in this and I probably could have made this in the 12. I decided to belt this top because it looked a bit "maternity-ish". This was such an easy top to make, I may also make the v-neck style.

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