McCall Pattern 7542 Pattern Hack

My daughter saw a cute dress on the runway and thought it would make a great holiday dress, so we went in search of a pattern and fabric!  It ended up pretty cute, of course it helps if you are adorable and 25.

It was an all white dress featured on best of Spring 2017 Fashion week.  We started with an off white Carolina Hererra satin which had a thick, wiry silver threat.  It gave the fabric great body which gave the ruffles dimension.  However, it didn’t works so well on the body of the dress and we ended up giving it the black and white feel by using a heavy black jersey.

I started with McCalls 7542 Version D had all the details we needed, I did, however, make some extensive pattern hacks.  I added a second ruffle on the sleeve, lengthened the bodice and added two ruffles on the bottom.  The results are very close to the original designer look.  She and her guy made a sharp couple at the Christmas party.

Happy Sewing


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