SLEEVELESS RED DRESS | MCCALL'S 7997
It’s all about red today! I love wearing red because I think it looks good against my skin. But I also like it because it’s a power color. When I saw View A of McCall’s 7997, I knew I wanted to make a sleeveless red dress. And I found the perfect fabric for the occasion. This post will be short since I’ve already shared details about the pattern in a previous post, so enjoy the photos.
I used McCall’s 7997. The fully lined coat dress pattern offers both a sleeveless and long sleeve options. View A is a sleeveless version.
Inside the Garment
I used a red lining in keeping with the monochromatic look. Since the dress is sleeveless, I used red bias tape to finish the armhole opening.
The pattern suggests the following fabrics: Wool Blends, Gabardine, Crepes, and Suiting Fabric. I used this beautiful, red knit fabric because it has a beautiful medium weight that’s perfect for the dress. It’s a great option for suits, skirts, pants, and jumpsuits.
The lining fabric is a 100% Polyester from JoAnn Fabrics. It’s lightweight and a good fit for the fabric.
The pattern calls for seven 1″ buttons. I covered six 3/4″ metal buttons with the outer fabric. I didn’t use the seventh button. I absolutely love fabric covered buttons because they produce such a classy, tailored finish. View A needs 1 1/2 yard of half-inch Single Fold Bias Tape for the armhole. Of course, you will need your matching thread. I used a size 12 Universal Needle to sew the main fabric, and size 10 Universal Needle for the lining.
I styled the dress with a pair of red high heel sandals; red straw hat; red/white/blue fabric choker with rhinestone charm; red/white/blue handbag; simple rhinestone stud earrings.
Wearing the Dress in Public
How would you wear the garment?
Would you sew this dress? Would you sew it with or without sleeves? How would you style it? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think about this pattern.
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