Hello everyone! Once in a while I run across a pattern that causes me to wonder what inspired the designer’s creation. Today’s look is the result of one such pattern. When I first laid eyes on McCall’s 7567, it was the bodice that caught my attention. While intrigued by the underarm drape on the bodice, I was uncertain about how it would feel once sewn and worn. I decided to give it a try anyway and provide you with a pattern review based on my experience.
McCall’s 7567 – Pattern Review
Pattern Description: Dresses with close fitting lined bodice have skirt variations. A: Self belt.
Pattern Sizing: Available in sizes 6 – 22 (I cut a size 12.)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat – My bodice doesn’t have the blouson effect at the waist shown on the pattern envelope.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is rated “EASY,” however, a new beginner probably wouldn’t find it an easy sew. There is a dart within a pleat on the skirt, which can be very confusing. It is crucial that all markings are transferred from the pattern to the fabric CAREFULLY!!!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the bodice because it’s different.
Fabric Used: I used a ribbed knit that I picked up from the Michael Levine Loft in Downtown, Los Angeles.
Pattern Alterations: I graded to a size 16 at the hips, then back to a 12 below the hips.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don’t plan to sew it again. I would recommend it for advanced beginners and above.
Conclusion: While I’m not in love with the dress for myself, I think it’s lovely and, with the proper fabric, would make a beautiful formal gown.
Create The Look!
- Pattern: McCall’s 7567 (View B)
- Fabric: Ribbed Knit (Michael Levine Loft)
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(All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!)