Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wax Print Dress McCalls 7774 Pattern Review

I made this one last year but didn't get to writing a blog post until now. I've been stalking wax print for quite some time. I love the vivid prints and colors! This print is from a shop on Etsy called Tess World Designs. I've had it in my stash for quite some time, trying to think of the perfect garment to make with it.

I finally settled on McCalls 7774, which is a sleeveless sundress with a full skirt. The pattern has some cool design line options. Because my fabric design is the star of the show, I eliminated the bias cut bodice and bottom band- it would just have been lost in the print. I added the little neckline slit, which keeps it from being too Little House on the Prairie Gets Her Wax Print On. I tissue fitted the bodice. The Big 4 always run a little large for me right under the armpits. I took the sides in about 3/4 inch just under the armpit and graded out to my size by the time the bodice hits the skirt. This was a quick and easy make- nothing earth shattering to share.

I love this dress! The print can be a little overwhelming all by itself. I think it has a bit of a laid back, hippie vibe with my Blackwood Cardigan (another one I've yet to blog) and my black booties. 


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