Sunday, August 21, 2016

McCall's M7186 Dress


I can't believe summer's almost over! Not that I'm complaining because Texas summers are not very nice. It's definitely time for me to start thinking about fall and winter sewing. I decided to make this dress with fall-appropriate fabric. I used view C but skipped the gathering on the shoulders because this fabric seems to work better with clean lines and less detail. 


The back is made from one piece - which makes the dress a really quick sew. I'm usually not a big fan of McCall's instructions but these were easy to follow since there's not much detail to the dress. 


There's a standing collar at the back, which comes as part of the front pattern piece. If you're skipping the sleeves like I did, then you only need two pattern pieces for the dress. Hopefully you can see the fabric better in the zoomed in picture above - I bought it at JoAnn but I don't remember what type of fabric it is. 


My son wanted to be in the pics, too, lol! He's starting kindergarten tomorrow and he's super duper excited. 


Hope you all have a wonderful week. Happy Sewing!!

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful.. love the dress .looks so nice on you.
    Your son is adorable... Tell him, congrats and hope he has a wonderful first day of school.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Judy. He had such a wonderful and fun first day. Hopefully he'll continue to enjoy it.

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  2. Beautiful dress! I love the fit of this dress. And congrats on your handsome little guy's first day if kindergarten tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Candice. Time really flies! It's hard to believe he's in kindergarten already.

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  3. Isn't he lovely - he must feel quite grown up. And you look super smart - a great dress for the office- so flattering.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. This pattern is definitely great for office wear. I really like how it turned out.
      He sure feels grown up - he's been looking forward to it for a while.

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  4. I love the dress! I have that pattern, but haven't made anything with it yet. Your son is adorable! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. You should definitely make something with this pattern - it's really simple and comes together quickly.

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  5. SO cute! And awwww! Happy 1st Day of school!

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    1. Thank you, Nakisha! He had a wonderful first day.

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  6. I love what you did with this Mccalls dress! It looks great--I almost don't believe it was an easy sew! Btw, your son is so ADORABLE!! He will have so much FUN in Kindergarten. I pray he has a great year!

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. It definitely looks fancier than it is - but it's such a great and easy pattern.
      Judging on his first day, it looks like he's definitely going to enjoy kindergarten.

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  7. Great dress for transitioning into fall.

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  8. Beautiful dress - love it on you! I am glad your son's first day of school was a good one.

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  9. This fabulous wrap dress fit you perfectly! It looks great on you:)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Eli. I'm usually not a fan of wrap dresses but I really love how this one turned out.

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  10. It's a great dress and perfect fabric for a traditional dress!

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  11. I love your dress and it suits you like a glove. Your son is very cute :)

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  12. Summers in Louisiana are not very nice either! But you made a fabulous dress! And you son is such a cutie!

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  13. It's a beautiful dress for fall, it definitely looks great on you !! Love especially the neckline. Congratulations to this guy, he's adorable.

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  14. Very chic! This looks so lovely on you, it is timeless elegant and classy.. I hope your adorable little boy enjoys his first day at school! such an important and exciting time of life. I remember those happy days with some nostalgia :)

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    1. He's definitely enjoying kindergarten. School is so much fun at that age, lol. Thanks Carolyn.

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  15. This is an awesome dress...just beautiful on you! I love these types of dresses and tops!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Myra. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

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  16. You look so elegant! Very nice dress. I like this standing collar :)

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    1. I love the standing collar, too. It's such a nice feature. Thanks a lot.

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