Believe the hype!

A review of McCalls Dresses M7969

Reviewed by Mel Forrest on 21st April, 2021

The M7969 is a bit of a cult pattern at the moment and now I understand why! It’s a simple garment to make with no fastenings/openings, so would be a suitable project for a beginner sewist. I really like that there are four different sleeve options and three skirt variations, giving good versatility for the pattern price.

I sized down to the small and adjusted the bodice piece slightly so the wrap neckline is slightly higher – you can see how I did this and read about the other alterations I made in my blog post here.

I can’t decide on the star of the show – is it those beautiful balloon sleeves or the stunning Atelier Jupe tropical palms viscose I used for my dress?! I’d like to make another version with a more casual vibe for days out in the summer, perhaps in a nice muted shade of linen. It’s safe to say that there will be more M7969s in my wardrobe soon!