McCall's 7868 - Black Peachskin Tunic!

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McCall's 7868 - Peachskin Tunic - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Here's my latest top I'm adding to my wardrobe. It's McCall's 7868. I cut the size 14, and added one inch to the length of the bodice.
McCall's 7868 - Peachskin Tunic - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My fabric is this beautiful Black Peachskin Polyester from Mood Fabrics.com. I like tops that look good, but are low maintenance. And this fabric goes from the washer, dryer to wearing with the greatest of ease. I never allow clothes to linger in the dryer and always take clothes out and put them on hangers while they're hot and I rarely have to iron. Because who wants to iron outside of actually sewing?
McCall's 7868 - Peachskin Tunic - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I like this top because it's an easy pullover, but it still has the cuffs like a traditional button front shirt.
McCall's 7868 - Peachskin Tunic - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I love the look of the high collar with the keyhole opening. But I plan to wear this into the spring, so I used the view with the neck bias binding and the hook and eye. And even though I added the hook and eye, I doubt I’ll ever actually close it because I love the deep v.
I shaved the cuffs down by 1.5 inches, because they were swimming around my wrist.
The alteration made them fitted and that's the way I like to wear my sleeve cuffs.
When I lengthened the bodice, I lowered the waist also. 
So, I moved the casing and the elastic down one inch.

This was an excellent top to add to my wardrobe and end the year on!

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11 comments

  1. Great addition to 2018. The fabric was a great choice! Happy New Year!

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  2. I so enjoy looking at all of the clothing you make...and you always look so great in them!

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  3. Since discovering your blog a few months ago, you have impressed and inspired me with your style and skills. Being new to sewing, you are the bar I hope to reach. You are awesome! Keep up the good work! Happy New Year!

    Kimberly Wilkes

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  4. I'm not familiar with peach skin fabric but want to try it. What's it's breathable characteristics? Would it be considered draped or more like a woven? It looks very soft. Thanks for sharing your love of sewing and your style! You're one classy lady!

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    1. Breathable? That's one of those subjective terms. It's winter and it's cold outside, so it's comfortable -- for me. I don't see it being any less breathable than any other long-sleeved top. Thanks Lanell!

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  5. You're so gorgeous as is your top!

    I think I sewed with peachskin once and really liked it; I haven't found much of it again.

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    1. This quality feels so nice. I see it often at Jo-Ann's, this one is really nice and it takes heat well, which is always a concern working with a poly. Thanks so much Kisha!

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  6. So elegant and beautifully fitted.

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