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 fun and flirty; of course it helps if you are adorable and 25. We settled on this McCall Pattern 7542 pattern hack.
It’s not always easy to find a pattern that works well with an inspiration piece. My suggestion is to find something that has the hardest feature you are looking to duplicate. In this case, it was the ruffled sleeve.
The inspiration was an all white dress featured at Spring 2017 Fashion week. We found 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 to compliment the white satin. I love the black and white look of our updated version, it looks dressier.
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 best guy made a sharp couple at the Christmas party.
Time To Party
I hope you enjoyed my McCall Pattern 7542 pattern hack. I always enjoy sewing for my daughters; they challenge my skills by selecting items that require some thought. And usually lots of math!
PS If you are looking for some more sewing ideas, check out my Sewing Plans and Makes update.
This is gorgeous!!! I love it. She looks amazing in it!
This is such a fun look! Thanks for sharing!
You are very talented. Continue the great work.
Oh my goodness that is an amazing dress! You did an awesome job! Great hack!!
Adorable! I cannot wait to have the space to set up a sewing machine and be able to create!
Pretty cool! Love that you have this here to help others preparing this.
This is amazing! Nice dress.
I love how you converted that pattern into an amazing dress!
You are so creative and talented. She looked beautiful in the dress!
Love the dress and she looks great in it!
That’s a really cute party look! I love how you can take a pattern and make it your own. Your daughter looks amazing!
This dress is so fun – great job sewing it!
The dress turned out great!
Great work! I would love to improve my sewing to the point where I can see something and recreate it for myself. Amazing!
She is beautiful….and the dress as well, lol!
What a cool project. It’s nice that you were able to make some modifications to make it your own!
Gorgeous dress on your gorgeous daughter! You are so talented.