Hey Family……As you may already know I LOVE to wear dresses, but I rarely wear shirt dresses. Why?? No particular reason at all. I just never gravitated to them. So when Sew Much Talent Facebook group hosted a sassy shirt-dress challenge I said hey, why not…..
I’m so happy I joined this challenge because the end results of this dress is a winner! I choose to use McCall’s 7746. What initially drew me to this pattern was the sleeves on view B and the Chinese collar. But when it comes to dramatic sleeves I’m ALWAYS here for it!! So, let’s take a look at look #27!
Since making clothes for my self since 2014, I’ve learned so much about my body stature. One thing I learned was that I have a long torso. So because of that I had to extended the bodice pieces by 2 inches to accommodate.
When I cut this pattern I forgot to do a sway back adjustment (which is an alteration I ALWAYS have to do on my dresses). I was concerned it would not fit properly on the back, but to my surprise it fit like a glove and I was one happy lady..lol
This dress has a drop sleeve which makes the sleeves POP even more. The construction of these sleeves were very straight forward, however the installation of the sleeves were a little trying. I would suggest very slow sewing and carefully matching all markings when installing these sleeves.
Overall, this is a great pattern. If you have never tried making a shirt dress try using this pattern. It has a variation of styles and is a great next level type of dress to sew.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this look as much as I did. I can’t wait to see you again.
Much love and many blessings!
Pattern: McCall 7746
Fabric: Hobby Lobby
Photo Cred: Sadeyah Taylor (My 8yr old daughter)