A review of McCalls Dresses M7974
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.