Last Shirt of Summer


This is a pattern with a surprise in the back! When will they learn to use the front of the envelope to show us all the features of a pattern? Imagine my surprise when looking at the line drawing and discovering this cool back option. This is McCalls 7094 and I love wearing it!Split-back-shirt-M7094_1

Wearing this is light and breezy, but with enough of an overlap so that skin never shows. There was already a plan to use two different prints of rayon crepe from Marcy Tilton. I didn’t have enough fabric to make this back option, but adding a bit of rayon batik from my stash for the smaller elements, and simplifying the sleeve, solved the problem.Split-back-shirt-M7094_3I’m ready to start making fall clothes, my favorite time of the year, but next summer I think I will come back to this pattern with a light linen and maybe some hand stitched details, or some machine embroidery along the placket. It’s nice to think that around March I may already have a project!

BTW My cat Ichi is proud to be on the 2017 Calendar of Fort Collins Cat Rescue. Thanks for your votes!

7 thoughts on “Last Shirt of Summer

  1. Love your shirt, Wendy, and combination of fabrics!! Really great! I’ll have to checkout the pattern. Thanks.


  2. Go Ichi! This is a really lovely shirt…I never seem to look at McCall’s so thanks for making it up. Love the back especially. Hope all is well.

  3. That’s a very chic shirt! I’ll have to get the same pattern since this is so much my style. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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