A few weeks before my daughter’s graduation in Vermont, I realized the weather would be very cold. I decided I needed to whip up a pair of wool pants for the ceremony (blogged here). The wool pants were loose and dark, which meant I “had” to make a light-colored, slim-fitting blouse to wear with them.
Hello McCall’s 6750 Blouse!
Enter the McCall’s 6750 Blouse, published by Palmer/Pletsch in 2013, and coveted by me ever since. The blouse has bust darts, four fish-eye darts in the front, and four fish-eye darts in back – all of which make alterations a breeze.
McCall’s 6750 Sizing and Alterations
I sewed a size 18 with a 3/4-inch full-bust adjustment, and it fit really well. The pattern includes detailed instructions on how to do a full-bust adjustment, which I didn’t need because Pati Palmer and Marta Alto have taught me well. I did appreciate the full-bust adjustment lines drawn on the pattern.
I added only 1/4-inch to the length of the sleeve, and it was long enough, which is a miracle for this six-foot-tall woman! If you’re not super tall, you may want to shorten the sleeves! I also shortened the overall length by two inches because the pants are so loose. If I had made a longer or looser blouse, I would have looked short and stumpy.
The fabric is Carolyn Friedlander Lawn in Shale (manufactured by Robert Kaufman). It wrinkles easily, but otherwise it’s a joy to sew with. And, the color looks awesome with my hair!
I will definitely make another M6750 blouse. Now that I have completed the full-bust adjustment, sewing up the shirt will be a breeze. More no-side-seam pant pattern are in my queue, and this blouse goes perfectly with a skirt or loose pair of pants.