Hey Y’all! ;)J If you’re like me, you’re over the Winter weather. And if you’ve been following my blog, you’ve probably noticed most of my posts are geared towards a Spring wardrobe. Well, this post is a continuation of my ‘Spring fever.’

OVERVIEW

McCall’s 7534 is a new release in the Early Spring 2017 Collection. The pattern contains crisscross loose-fit dresses with sleeve and hem length variations. This pattern calls for lightweight woven fabrics. I created View A with the intention of pairing this dress with the denim jacket in last week’s post.

SKILL LEVEL

Easy. This instructions are easy but there is hand-stitching involved to secure the yoke. Depending on your fabric selection, this may take more time than expected.

FABRIC USED

I used an abstract plaid rayon challis from Fabric.com. I bought this fabric in my first mini-haul from this online store and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the fabrics I selected. Plus, the prices are really reasonable.

ADJUSTMENTS

I added 4 inches to the length of the skirt. I also omitted the waist tie. I’m not a big fan of matching waist ties on busy patterns. I ‘ll probably wear a solid color skinny belt with this dress.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

None.

LESSONS LEARNED

I’m usually pretty confident with length adjustments in patterns but I was hesitant on adjusting the bodice. One, because it had no adjustment lines and two, I’ve never adjusted a crisscross bodice without a guide. In hindsight I should have gone for it. I feel like the bodice is a bit too short and almost comes across as an empire waist on my frame.

OVERALL OPINION

This pattern was so-so. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either. It was the crisscross bodice. I followed the pattern exactly and double checked by cutout but the bodice gapes. I’m contemplating adding a snap to keep it closed.

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