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Sewn: McCalls 7608

Hello summer! And hello to my ambitious summer sewing plans, kicking off with a new jumpsuit!

This is McCall's 7608, new for summer 2017. There are 4 views, with three leg lengths and 3 bodice options to choose from. They are easy to mix and match, but I chose View C, unintentionally in a colour very similar to the pattern envelope! The fabric is the absolutely dreamy Tencel Twill II in auburn from Blackbird Fabrics.

I made a full muslin/toile/mock-up, since I was fairly sure I would need to do some fit alterations. I started with a straight size 16, shortening by 1" all the way around at the lengthen/shorten line, and after the first muslin, made a full bust adjustment to the under bodice of approximately 1". The armhole was gaping significantly, and I needed more length in the front. It's kind of funny that I have to shorten patterns, only to add length back in, but it's what works! If I were making View D, I would have worked a bit harder on getting the darts …

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