The perfect flared dress! McCall’s pattern M7407 features a center front and back seam, so the skirt ends up being super full and fun. I compared it with the Ebony Dress when making my pattern decision, but I wanted more flare and swing.
Pattern M7407 calls for 3 3/4 yards of fabric for View B. Plus I added the sleeves from View A. That’s a lot of fabric!! I knew going into this project that I wanted the fabric to be flouncy and have amazing drape so the dress would still have a flattering silhouette for me.
Queue this amazing fabric from Stylish fabrics that I found in my search. First off, it’s yarn dyed! Am I the only one that is drawn to yarn dyed fabrics? They are perfect for projects with flounce or flutters where both sides of the fabric will peak at some point. I choose this micro stripe viscose jersey and I’m so happy with it. It’s buttery soft and the drape is amazing. And it’s only $5.90 right now!
One recommendation for this pattern is to size down if your fabric has a high stretch content. With the heavy skirt, the top tends to drag down. Next time I’ll size down. I measured a 14, but next time I’ll make a 10 or 12.
The spin on this dress is amazing and too fun! I love wearing tights with it for the winter. This will be my perfect fall/winter dress.
Fabric: Viscose Jersey – Stylish Fabric
Size: 14 (next time I will size down to a 10 or 12)
Adjustments: Lengthened skirt 1 inch, lengthened 3/4 sleeve to long sleeve, took the sleeves in 1 inch, took the bodice in 2 inches.
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Now go sew something!
4 thoughts on “McCall’s M7407 Dress with Stylish Fabric”
This is an amazing dress. Its so flowy and fun.
Thank you! It’s way too fun to wear!
What stitch did you use with pattern?
I mainly used my serger, but you could use any stretch stitch that your machine is capable of. Even a slight zig-zag stitch will do the job.