My Red and Black Circle Dress – McCall 7429

July 4, 2017   /   byCennetta  / Categories :  Feeds

My sewing mojo is in full affect.  For weeks I've been happily sewing up a storm, cranking out garments so fast there isn't much time to photograph and post them.  Fortunately today, I was able to take pictures of three of my latest projects. 

This first dress was finished two days ago.  And let me tell you it was easy right up to making that little twist thing at the front waist.  Then, I was confused by how to make the twist.  I read the instructions three times.  But I did not get it until I just look at the drawings for steps 9, 10, and 11.  Pictures are definitely worth a thousand words.

Before I get ahead of myself, let me go back a few steps to provide some basic information about the pattern. 

McCall 7429 is described as:  Misses dresses:  close fitting, pullover dress has front twist detail at waist, sleeve and neckline variations.  It's comes in sizes 6 to 22.    This dress should be made with two-way stretch knits with about 40% stretch.

My dress is about the length of view B with sleeves and collar of view D.  But based on the diagram and the photo, my dress does look like the dressed on the envelope.

The instructions; typical and easy to follow, until the twist, as I mentioned before.  I recommend taking your time, lay the dress on a flat surface and follow the illustrations.

  • The twist at the waist
  • The front drape
  • The length options
  • The center back seam makes it easy to fit for a sway back

  • The back as that coffin effect, with only a seam down the center back.   I added a little belt to make it a little more interesting from the back view.  
I selected this pretty geometric red and black ITY knit print from Fabric Mart.  Love, love it.  I played Tetis with the pattern pieces trying to find the best way to utilizes the circle print.  The front of the dress is partially cut on the bias with the lower portion cut along the salvage.  Some areas were not straight on so there are a few areas were the pattern of the print is not perfectly matched.  But that's all right.  I think the dress turned out nicely.  I'm happy with the results.

No major fit adjustments.  I really took a chance on this fitting me.  I cut a size 16 making only a sway back adjustment.  

I will make this again, view D for fall/winter.  This is a figure flattering little frock and can be made up in about four hours.  At least for me that much time. 

If it is your style, try it.

Happy Sewing!

PS -  This is my ten year anniversary as a sewing blogger.  So Happy anniversary and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog.  Thank you!

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