McCalls 7432 My Make it Work Moment

This pattern is from the early-Fall collection and it’s been cut and waiting to be finished almost since then.  I’ve made a few other looks from the McCalls’ learn to sew collection and they’re actually pretty cute, but what I like about them most is how quickly they sew up which for me, these days is even more important than before.

Pattern Review:

Pattern Description:  Pullover dress, fitted through bust, have neckline, sleeve and hem variations. A, F: Sleeveless. B: Three-quarter length sleeves. C: Long sleeves. D, E: Short sleeves. A, B: V-neckline. C, D: Crew neckline. E, F: Scoop neckline.

Pattern Sizing: 4-26

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Although I didn’t use them since the dress is super easy to put together, the instructions are straight forward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how quickly it comes together and the deep v neckline.

Fabric Used: I used an ITY knit I purchased from Fabric Mart Fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this one again. I plan to make a maxi version which this one was actually supposed to be before a mishap.

Conclusion: Quick sew, cute dress. Another winner for the learn to sew series.

I used a cut of fabric that was less than a favorite because I intended this dress to be a wearable muslin to work out any fit issues. I’d planned to make the Maxi version but what had happened was…

I often sew/cut late at night because when I have chucks of uninterrupted time.  Most of the time that works out for me but every now and then something goes wrong.  So as I mentioned I intended for this to be a Maxi, I cut it out, sat it to the side and got busy with other things weeks later I decided to go ahead and sew it up. Imagine my surprise (and horror) when I went to pin the sides together and the front was at least 8 inches shorter than the back!!  Now I can be a bit dramatic sometimes so my initial thought was to throw the dress away but after I calmed down I decided to just cut the back to the same midi length and rock it with my kick ass boots and make it work.

I don’t generally wear this silhouette but I’m kinda digging it.  I like the deep v neck but wore it with a scarf knotted at the neck to make it safe for work.

These pictures were taken at the end of a very long day and I was super tired but didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to photograph this dress for you guys.


9 thoughts on “McCalls 7432 My Make it Work Moment

  1. First, if that is you looking tired, I wish! And second, that dress in that length with the boots is amazing on you. You might have found a new look!


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