My second post using the IPad and what a palaver it’s been even though I’m now using an app it’s took an age to get this post up.
Anyways, on to the pattern.
Here we have an out of print McCalls 5296 bought from Ebay. Others who have made this said that it comes out really large and bearing that in mind I went down two sizes, there are a lot of gathers at the yoke on the image, not as many on mine I prefer the slimmed down version and the fit is fine.
The fabric is a soft linen in a muted blue and orange check from Fabrix in Lancaster. The hem is pegged, giving a sort of a tulip shape. It’s more of a short dress length than tunic, falling just below my knee. There wasn’t enough fabric to get the length I wanted but I got around that by adding a hem band cut from the cross grain. The pockets are really neat and unfussy, I like this a lot and will definitely make it again.