McCall Pattern 7542 Pattern Hack

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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. We settled on this McCall Pattern 7542 pattern hack.

It was an all white dress featured at 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.

I hope you enjoyed my McCall Pattern 7542 pattern hack, I always enjoy sewing for my daughters.

Happy Sewing



18 Responses

  1. Yvette says:

    This is gorgeous!!! I love it. She looks amazing in it!

  2. This is such a fun look! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Douglas Jasper says:

    You are very talented. Continue the great work.

  4. Holly says:

    Oh my goodness that is an amazing dress! You did an awesome job! Great hack!!

  5. Tiffany says:

    Adorable! I cannot wait to have the space to set up a sewing machine and be able to create!

  6. Lisa Manderino says:

    Pretty cool! Love that you have this here to help others preparing this.

  7. Leeandra says:

    This is amazing! Nice dress.

  8. Kendra says:

    I love how you converted that pattern into an amazing dress!

  9. Debbie says:

    You are so creative and talented. She looked beautiful in the dress!

  10. Alice says:

    Love the dress and she looks great in it!

  11. That’s a really cute party look! I love how you can take a pattern and make it your own. Your daughter looks amazing!

  12. Angela says:

    This dress is so fun – great job sewing it!

  13. Sara says:

    The dress turned out great!

  14. Heather says:

    Great work! I would love to improve my sewing to the point where I can see something and recreate it for myself. Amazing!

  15. Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life says:

    She is beautiful….and the dress as well, lol!

  16. Eva Keller says:

    What a cool project. It’s nice that you were able to make some modifications to make it your own!

  17. Cindy says:

    Gorgeous dress on your gorgeous daughter! You are so talented.

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