LBD aka the little black dress is essential to every woman’s wardrobe. It’s one of those garments that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Although black is not considered a Spring color, the LBD can still hold up to the season’s pastel and bright colors. Inside I’ll show you the Spring LDB I created using McCall’s 7407 pattern.

OVERVIEW

McCall’s 7407 is a Melissa Watson for Palmer/Pletsch pattern. The pattern features a pull over flared dress or top with two sleeve variations. This pattern is suitable for moderate stretch knits. I made View B.

SKILL LEVEL

Easy. This is a great pattern for a beginner that’s looking to take a stab at sewing knits. It only requires 3 pieces for View B. This is considered a quick sew. The most time consuming segment of sewing is centered on creating the hem. This is due to the width and the curve of the flare.

FABRIC USED

I used a lightweight jersey knit from JoAnn’s.

ADJUSTMENTS

I reduced the neckband about 2 inches to ensure it laid flat once sewn in place.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES/EQUIPMENT

Stretch needle. If you are new to sewing knits, make sure you get the correct needle size and point. For this pattern you’ll need to purchase a stretch needle.

LESSONS LEARNED/THINGS TO KNOW

It’s imperative you make sure the neckband is about 15% shorter than the neck opening. This will ensure it lays flat.

OVERALL OPINION

We all know people tend to avoid black because it draws in heat. However, with the fit of the pattern and selection of fabric, this dress will fit right in to my Spring wardrobe. This dress is an open canvas for accessories and I definitely see myself wearing this any day of the week. I will be making this dress again.

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