I know that Summer is coming to a very quick end, but I can't help but think about all the things I didn't get around to doing. I have had project behind project and only managed to get just a simple few done. Well, I'm sad to say that the nice days of Summer are on their way out and Fall is rolling in with a bang, as usual.
In my mind it will be Spring/ Summer all year round, so I plan to continue making the things I like most and that normally has something to do with heat. When I first looked at McCall's 7404 and thought it was a very basic looking dress. I studied the pattern and found that I actually was going to like the finished garment and it was just what I was looking for. Something easy to put on, easy to make, fast to make, and something that could go with any occasion. For this pattern I chose View A. I had a piece of lace and some lining fabric and ...Here's what I came up with/
Pattern Description: Sleeveless loos-fitting dress. Has front and back yoke with back neck slit and different skirt variations.
Pattern Sizing: SM-Med.
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? Yes, This was a really quick sew.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love easy patterns that turn out great garments. Makes me feel like I'm not wasting my time or pulling my hair out from frustration.
Fabric Used: Lace and poly-lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, this was a great pattern. Yes. This pattern could be used as a maternity dress or as a lounge dress.
Conclusion: I loved this pattern. It was versatile and easy to do. I felt that a piping could have been used between the yoke and the skirt part. I think that would add some interest if you are using solid colors to make this dress. I also think it would look nice without that piece altogether.
As I stated earlier, If you are expecting a baby, this is the perfect dress for maternity and there wouldn't be a lot of alterations needed to make it work. I think it is versatile enough to carry sleeves of any type and you could still be cute and in style. This dress took me a total of 3 hours from pattern cut out, to finding the fabric that I wanted to use, to putting it on. It was just that fast.
Just because I love this pattern, I have to tell you that this dress is really something. I don't know if it was the lining or the lace, but it feels like a 60s trapeze dress. It is the perfect dress for comfort and ease without looking like a Muumuu. I know I will be making more from this pattern and I don't know where I will let it take me, but Yes, I will be making more of these.
Well, That's all for today. Thank you for joining me and until next time...
Lots of Love,