MCCall’s 7567 – Nicole Miller Wrap-Style Dress – Pattern Reveiw

McCall's 7567 - Pattern Review

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

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)

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember:  When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!

Anita

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33 Comments

  1. Laura

    This looks stunning on you. I have the pattern and will start making it today. I a a size 14, 5’6″. Do you think it is true to size?
    Thxs

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Laura! It’s been a while since I sewed it so I can’t remember if it’s true to size. I’m so sorry. You can measure your pattern pieces though before cutting to get an idea of the actual finished size of the pattern pieces. Make sure you subtract the seam allowances first when measuring the pieces.

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  2. Gillian Kent

    Beautiful job. There are a lot of things to like on this dress. The shoulders, the released pleats at the waist and the back waist.I would probably not love the sleeves though.

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  3. Vermyra

    Beautiful you inspire me to get better you & your sewing are always on point.

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  4. Tonya

    I think the draping at the arms and the pleats at the waist gives the dress a soft and elegant appeal. It’s very flattering with a timeless appeal Anita. Beautifully done.

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  5. Vienna N

    You’re looking as classy and elegant as ever =]

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. Tasha

    I can’t believe you don’t love this!!
    YOU. LOOK. ABSOLUTELY. AMAZING!!!
    I’ve been showing around the instagram pic since you posted it lool Everyone is always taken aback by how freaking beautiful this dress is and how stunning you look in it!

    You make everything look so regal… ok.. now that I’m done gushing lol I put this pattern back when I saw it but I put it BACK on my list right after I caught sight of this. Seriously, you look amazing.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Oh gosh, thanks Tasha! LOL! I wore it to a gala last weekend and I really did feel beautiful. I’m glad you’re gonna give it a try.

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  7. Cheryl Gray

    You look very nice in that dress! I appreciate your youtube tutorials very much. I’d like to learn to sew using patterns and I will defiantly need to make adjustments for proper fit. I just got Simplicity pattern 2571 intending to make only the Little Red Riding Hood’s cape (should be easy right??) but I just wasn’t grasping the instructions so I ended up watching Professor Pincushion’s video and made changes to the pattern. I’ll defiantly be watching and rewatching your tutorials to learn more about pattern sewing. You are very clear and easy to follow-good camera work as well!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Cheryl! I’m glad to have you join me. I love Professor Pincushion!

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  8. Sue Parrott

    That is a smoking hot dress!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sue!

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  9. Thelma Black

    Beautiful dress!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  10. Faye Lewis

    It’s a stunning dress Anita especially from the side view.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Faye!

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  11. Paulette dowdie

    Gorgeous fit! And I agree with your sentiments on the pattern… Not sure if you were told already, but for the pattern review, the Fabric used and the alterations were the same thing (duplicated).

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      My dear, Paulette, thank you so much for pointing out the duplicate. I really appreciate that. It has been corrected.

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  12. Jackie Contreras

    I really like this Design. I would like it shorter. But on you it so pretty I do love the top part its very different.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Jackie! Yes, it would be gorgeous in a shorter length too.

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  13. Dianne

    You look stunning!!! That dress is perfect!!! I’m stunned you are not head over heels in love with it. It fits your figure perfectly and looks like it was made just for you (lol I guess it was)

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      LOL! Thanks Dianne! Yep, made just for me! LOL!

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  14. Peggy

    🙋Hi Anita, I love this dress and it looks amazing on you. You can make a potato sack look first class. 😀 God bless you!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      LOL! Thanks Peggy!

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  15. Talisha

    Looks great!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Talisha!

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  16. Katrice

    Mrs. Anita,
    you look gorgeous in this.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you Katrice!

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  17. Tonja

    I love this! And, I love it on you! 😍😍😍

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you Tonja!

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  18. Jacqueline

    I think it’s divine on you, Anita. It has a 30s vibe … the underarms are like a cowl. It’s just so classy. Is it knit only?

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Jacqueline! No, the fabric suggestions are lightweight wovens.

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