Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Off The Shoulder Dress Pattern Review

The off the shoulder look is everywhere you look this season. From tops, dresses, even swimsuits. I was drawn to McCall's 7543. I love the sleeve variations included in the pattern and it's one that can work for both tops and dresses. 

When I came upon this Ikat-ish woven fabric at Joann's, I instantly thought of the off the shoulder dress. This is a cotton/poly chambray with a woven white print. I spent $23 in yardage. 

I made a size Large (16-18).  I added about an inch to the length. I like my dresses and skirts to hit just below my knees nowadays. Other than this, I didn't make further adjustments. 

This went together easily, no hiccups with construction. I would say a confident beginner could hammer this one out. 

I love the way this turned out. I like that the entire width of the top and shoulders have elastic. I don't feel like I'm going to have a wardrobe malfunction. I can't stand strapless bras and feel quite comfortable sans a bra on this one.  I love the casual, yet special look. It wouldn't look out of place to go to the grocery store, yet still dressy enough for date night! I've already picked out a cute print to make a top version.



  1. I adore OTS looks and this one is no different! It looks fantastic on you.

    I made the Style Arc Cara back when it came out and that partially elasticized version did not work for me. The front, without elastic, wanted to do weird things.

    1. I think the elastic all the way around gives me some peace of mind when wearing it, that's for sure!