I love a fun top! And McCall's 6702 is just that!
I cut view A. I thought there was something adorable, with the Peter Pan collar, yet edgy at the same time with the open back. That's why I was drawn to this. And I felt that the asymmetrical high-low hemline is right on point with this season's trends.
Even though linen wrinkles like crazy (as you can see), it's still one of my favorite fabrics to sew. I love how easily it handles. This medium weight black one is one I've had stashed for a few years.
I took flat pattern measurements and decided that I should cut the size 14. I added an inch to the length. I've sewn enough shirts to know all of the steps to eliminate the handsewing that the pattern instructions always suggest (i.e. sewing the yoke at the shoulder seam; the collar and front bands).
The only problem I found with this pattern is that it runs a little big. I don't mind the fullness and oversized style of the tunics, but I felt this top should've been cut a little closer to the body. I ended up having to take in the sides a tad. And also, the armholes were pretty large too. But my side seam alterations solved that problem. Just something to be aware of if you sew the sleeveless version.
The directions for the back opening suggested using seam binding as a finish. I decided to serge and give it a 5/8" hem. I also did the same thing for the armhole finish and the hem.
Even if you're not a fan of the open back style, this is such a great pattern with other shirt and tunic variations. I'm thinking of perhaps turning one of the tunics into a dress! It would be great worn with a pair of tights and riding boots!