This is not my most favorite make. In fact, I am trying really hard to like it at all. It had potential, I thought. When I got the bodice done I was feeling really good about it, and I was thinking I might change my mind yet, but then when it was completed, nope, I wasn’t feeling any love for it.
I knew when I got the pattern that it wasn’t my usual style, but I like to step out on a fashion limb every now and again. On vacation everywhere I turned I saw all sorts of ladies in stylish jumpers, and it got me a little anxious to resume the project I had started before we left. But, when we finally got back and I found a Sunday to sew, I was dragging my feet on this one.
I persevered. It would get finished and I was determined not to let this one end up in the sewing pile of no hope.
So here I am today, showing the whole internet, my least favorite make, and possibly the most unflattering of my whole sew-blogging life.
I had to wear it with a shirt underneath as the arm openings were way too low. I dressed it up with leggings and a pair of slouchy boots because that is how I envisioned myself wearing this romper/dress when I was planning out my sewing projects a couple of months ago. I feel it looks too baggy and I don’t think that the dropped waist looks that good on me.
I can’t really say anything bad about the pattern itself though, it was easy to make and the directions were very easy to follow. It also didn’t take that long to complete. I went with the size small, and probably should have gone with x-small. I had to take an inch off of the bodice, so folding the pattern at the adjustment line would have been a good idea as well.
I used a crepe georgette material, and crepe was one of the suggested fabrics, but I think something a little softer would have made it look a little nicer and would have given it a better drape. Should I find myself in desperate need of trying this one again, I will go with a rayon or similar instead. As of right now though, I think this style will be one that I buy. Maybe being able to try several different variations on will let me know for sure if it is me or not.
I know not every make is a keeper, unfortunately, and that is why I am not increasing my current dress count. This one will not be staying around.
4 Replies to “A Completed McCall’s 7115”
Haha, I just made this too and I thought the same thing. http://ixthirty.com/diy-pullover-dress-m7115-pattern-review
I actually made alterations to the waist and I’d say it’s still my least favorite pattern.
You did a very nice job!
Haha, I just made this & thought the same thing! http://ixthirty.com/diy-pullover-dress-m7115-pattern-review
I actually made alterations around the waist but still, I’d say my least favorite pattern.
You did a very nice job!
Adore this! Both the fabric print and the pattern! Well done!
Thank you! I really do like this material. I’ve lately been sewing with cotton, so it was a nice change. 🙂