We have a wonderful sewing pattern for a lovely casual blouse for you! A great design and the blouse is very comfortable. An excellent option for the summer! Thanks McCall's; this is a dream pattern!
McCall's M8014 is a sewing pattern by designer Melissa Watson and belongs to the collection of The Palmer Pletsch, a tissue fitting method. This means you learn how to fit the sewing pattern exactly to your own size according to the mentioned system. If you want to know more about this, it is best to take a look at their website of the same name.
The sewing pattern is for a blouse in two variations. The variations are in the length and the yoke on the back. The blouse has a classic stand-up collar, a yoke on the back for extra freedom of movement, sleeve vents and a normal or concealed front closure. The sewing pattern indicates: 'close-fitting' shirt. We do not understand this, because it is a very loose-fitting model and also very casual.
The recommended fabrics are crèpe, crèpe de Chine, Charmeuse and Poplin. We only partially agree with the recommandation. We are afraid that the poplin is too stiff as a fabric type and we prefer cotton fabrics that have a loose drape for this sewing pattern. In our opinion, viscose, rayon and crèpe are better options. As long as you choose supple/loose fabrics.
We made the blouse from viscose (the black chain fabric) and crèpe-viscose (the blue chain fabric). The blouse is ideal for prints, but also great for uni-colored fabrics. As the examples from McCall's on the sewing pattern.
Sewing and cutting
Sewing and cutting this blouse is an easy job. The sewing level on the sewing pattern indicates: average sewing experience desired. This is correct because for a total beginner, sewing the sleeve ends is a bit difficult. And also the blind front closure and buttonholes. But it can be done with help. There are no further pitfalls in this sewing pattern.
When cutting, make sure you cut the yoke TWICE.
Adjustments: we made the sleeves a little longer. On the sewing pattern, the sleeves seem extremely long, but when we made the first blouse, we noticed that the sleeves were a bit short. Extending the sleeves by one to two centimeters is sufficient. You can also choose to make the cuffs longer.
You can also choose to make Model A. longer. The blouse is very short. Most people often do not like this. However, it is nice in case you wear the blouse under a jacket.
The McCall's sewing pattern is a very nice sewing pattern for a loose-fitting, casual blouse. The blouse fits well and is not very difficult to make. This sewing pattern is a real classic, you can enjoy it for years and make a lot of blouses!