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A review of McCalls Dresses M7974

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Reviewed by Modista Sewing on 8th July, 2021

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I made the M7974 in a floral viscose for a summer garden party.

My measurements put me in a size 16-18 for McCalls but knowing they have a very large amount of ease, I sized down to a 14.

My adjustments were a 1.5cm narrow shoulder adjustment, shortening the bodice by 1cm and lengthening the waistband by 1cm. Next time I would maybe raise the centre front by an inch for a more every day look.

I enjoyed the construction of the dress which had some hand sewing and a new to me method of joining the skirt to the bodice which avoided a separate placket piece and was really fun.

I made the mini length which on me (5 ft6 ) hits just above the knee with a rolled hem.  Unfortunately I forgot my print was directional so this pattern took 3m!

I am really delighted with the final result and love the dress. Giving 4 stars because of the sizing but otherwise really recommend.