1972 McCall’s 3193 Tunic/Dress

March 9, 2009


I’m starting to see a trend with my vintage selections. I’m guessing that the 70s is my decade. I certainly would not have guessed that.

I used this pattern:

As you can see from the photo of the envelope above, the pattern was well loved, and for a good reason.
I made the tunic.
It is quite simple to sew, and I made a few modifications like leaving out the zipper (since it’s a knit fabric) and leaving out the slit as well. So this made the top even easier. Actually, because I’m short, the tunic turned out better as a dress. I have a detailed review here, if you are interested.
Here’s the finished result:


  1. Three words: Fab-U-Lus

    You know sometimes when you make something the finished item NEVER looks like the picture? Well, YOU do not have that problem! Your finished item looks even better than the pattern envelope. And really, the girls on that envelope? Must be about 6′ 9″ tall in real life. I don’t think anyone has legs that long…

  2. Wow, so loving this! That looks incredible.

    The pattern did not thrill me but your version has me checking the pattern out more seriously. Great job!

  3. Very nice! I like your choice of print.

    I actually have this pattern and think it’s adorable but haven’t gotten around to sewing it. I’ll make sure to check out your review.

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