The perfect flared dress! McCall’s pattern M7407 features a center front and back seam, so the skirt ends up being super full and fun. I compared it with the Ebony Dress when making my pattern decision, but I wanted more flare and swing.
Pattern M7407 calls for 3 3/4 yards of fabric for View B. Plus I added the sleeves from View A. That’s a lot of fabric!! I knew going into this project that I wanted the fabric to be flouncy and have amazing drape so the dress would still have a flattering silhouette for me.
Queue this amazing fabric from Stylish fabrics that I found in my search. First off, it’s yarn dyed! Am I the only one that is drawn to yarn dyed fabrics? They are perfect for projects with flounce or flutters where both sides of the fabric will peak at some point. I choose this micro stripe viscose jersey and I’m so happy with it. It’s buttery soft and the drape is amazing. And it’s only $5.90 right now!
One recommendation for this pattern is to size down if your fabric has a high stretch content. With the heavy skirt, the top tends to drag down. Next time I’ll size down. I measured a 14, but next time I’ll make a 10 or 12.
The spin on this dress is amazing and too fun! I love wearing tights with it for the winter. This will be my perfect fall/winter dress.
Fabric: Viscose Jersey – Stylish Fabric
Size: 14 (next time I will size down to a 10 or 12)
Adjustments: Lengthened skirt 1 inch, lengthened 3/4 sleeve to long sleeve, took the sleeves in 1 inch, took the bodice in 2 inches.
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Now go sew something!