First Make Of The Year – McCall’s 7538

Happy Wednesday (I made this over a week ago, but technical difficulties)

I’m sure we all have been in a sewing funk/rut, before. I found myself one in one recently not sure why because I do have a coat I “should” be making but no motivation. I did last week cut out all the pattern pieces for the coat. I think I’m at 20 + pieces. (I’ve decided to go slow on the coat project it will be ready for next winter.)

But moving along to this pattern, review. I made McCall’s 7538 Made View B with C skirt. I read several other reviews and make on the pattern, and decided to follow one bloggers alteration, in extending the bodice front piece, to make sure the seam line didn’t cut across my breast weird.
The animal print, I won’t call it leopard because it seems to me to have leopard/cheetah and jaguar print combine.

 But the print is from Joann’s Fabric. I bought it initial a year or so ago to make a pencil skirt
The black is a lycra/knit from Fabric Mart Fabrics. It has a great feel to it, not to heavy not to light. The animal print is more of a scuba knit.

The pattern pieces came together fairly easily, I however still get my left and right mixed up when doing certain things, so I had to redo one of the black pieces. I added some length to the arms, and of course did my usual bicep adjustment.

I cut the 18- neck and shoulders
20 for the body and graded to 22 for the hips, which I ended up taking in some. So I think I would have been okay with the 20 at the hips.
I didn’t hem it yet, due to wanting to finish the inside with my serger, that has to go into the shop. I’m not sure how I feel about this dress it looks nice but the large black midriff piece I feel is sorta to wide but maybe its just me. We will see how I feel once I wear it.

Until next time sew on….



McCalls 7538



McCalls 7538



McCalls 7538

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