Sewing

McCalls’s M7120

I picked the McCall’s M7120 dress pattern for my summer sewing project collection. I picked this pattern because it is designed for beginners. It’s a pattern that is really easy to put together and the instructions are easy to follow.

There is no zipper since it’s a pullover dress. It also teaches you how to sew darts and make a fabric belt.  This dress has a semi fitted ease. The pattern is designed for medium weight woven fabrics such as linen, chambray, cotton blends and crepe de chine.

I picked view D. View D has a high-low skirt which I am not really fond of but figured it would be a good lesson in sewing. I used a lightweight chambray. It was my first time sewing chambray fabric and I realized very soon that it’s an easy fabric to sew. I opted to not make the fabric belt. Here’s how it turned out:

I ironed the dress a couple times with steam but it still came out pretty wrinkly. I guess the fabric itself wrinkles easily.

I figure wrinkled dresses are part of my style anyway. This is a great dress to wear for Spring or Summer.

I can’t wait to wear my new dress!