Monday, April 9

Spring Sewing - McCalls 7380

When Spring starts showing up what do you start dewing? For me its dresses! This dress, McCalls 7380, is quite possibly me new favorite make ever. The pattern itself is definitely a new favorite. Its a Melissa Watson design and comes with the Palmer/Pletsch fitting guides so you can get a great fit. Its out of print but McCalls is having an out of print sale right now and you can get it for less than $4!

The pattern comes with a sleeveless option as well as the sleeves I did here. It has a hidden placket, and this was my first time doing one. I found the instructions confusing on my muslin but by the time I got to sewing this one it was totally clear. It also has a little elastic casing in the center back this gives great shaping and mobility. I sewed it correctly on my muslin and then accidentally sewed the casing to the outside on this one...but was too lazy to change it haha. 

I made several fit adjustments to mine. I made a size 16 based off my bust. I did a sway back adjustment, as is usual for me. This pattern has all the adjustment lines included on the pattern and has instructions in the pattern so its super easy. I also altered the armscye a little but not really enough. I should have added 1 inch to the bottom of the armscye, which would raise it up. It comes down too low for me. I also added 3 inches to the skirt to make it knee length and then got rid of most of the steep curved hem, lenghtening the sides, giving more of a subtle curved hem.
My fabric is the most beautiful rayon challis designed and sold by Raspberry Creek Fabrics. They just released another line of rayon challis that is glorious as well. Its a little bit sheer for an unlined dress but I didn't want to line it so I just wore a slip. 

I have another dress with this pattern planned in rifle paper co rayon because as I said, this is obviously a favorite. 

1 comment:

  1. This really is very you! Beautiful fit and sewing and pictures!


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