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.

10 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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