Sunday, March 28, 2021

Pattern hack: McCalls 7937

It's springtime in Paris! Ah, who am I kidding - it's actually autumn in Melbourne, and I don't think I'll be getting to Paris anytime soon, what with things being how they are (cough corona cough), but a girl can dream, and if I try hard enough I can make that super cute awning in the background FEEL like Paris.


Anyway, you sure don't need to be in the fashion capital of the world to appreciate a dress this cute! I always loved the Dolce and Gabbana hydrangea dress, so when I saw this fabric I pounced so I could make my own cut price version. If I do say so myself, I think I did pretty darn well!

I used McCalls 7937 for the bodice of the dress, redrafting the lower bodice section to provide some length, then added a simple circle skirt. In hindsight I should have probably added another 3 - 4cm to the bodice length, as it is a smidge short for my liking, but I have a feeling that the only person who would pick up on that is me.

The fabric is a cotton sateen with a bit of stretch in it that was lovely to work with. I am very tempted to make another version of this dress, but this time in red lace. How cute would that one be?

All in all, I'm very pleased with this floral number. Paris can wait - I'll celebrate springtime with my wardrobe, instead!

Project Details:

Pattern - McCalls 7937 bodice, self drafted circle skirt
Fabric - Cotton sateen from The Cloth Shop
Notions - 35cm invisible zip, interfacing

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