Sew & Tell

Sew & Tell | McCall’s M7632 | #prettyinprint

Hey guys,

So as another week… month… year comes to a close, so has the last DIY make from the #prettyinprint collection. I’ve saved the best for last and closing this off with a special treat for you. I absolutely loved this pattern! So much so that I made another straight after the first one was completed. The last make off of the sewing table is McCall’s M7632.

This pattern consists of a romper and jumpsuits with various lengths and close fitting lined bodices.

For the first outfit, I cut view B with the one shoulder ruffle in size 8 in the bust and graded to a size 12 in the hips.

The fabric used a beautiful coral like print lightweight cotton. The print caught my attention as soon as I walked into the shop in Walthamstow. It felt light but held enough drape for me to consider using this fabric for this pattern.

 

For the second outfit, I cut view C which is a one shoulder with a tie detail also in a size 8 and graded out to a 12 in the hips. I know this is a collection of prints only but I enjoyed making this so much that I really believe it deserved to be in there! The fabric chosen was a crepe poly in a beautiful vibrant orange colour. The drape and feel was absolutely perfect, I am quickly discovering that crepe is material that I actually want to work for my projects.

 

The trousers are wide leg, which seems to be the theme in everyone’s wardrobe this summer. However  I personally find wearing these types of clothing always seem to swallow me up due to my small height (a mighty 5ft 4) so I’m always constantly having to shorten it by 3 or 4 inches at least so I prevent having to trip over myself. I did modify View C by shortening the length of the trousers by a couple of inches so that it rested above the knee.

 

I didn’t add pockets on either of these views but I do intend to do on the others I plan to make. It just feels incomplete without them but, to be fair, I do also need to make more of an effort to remember to add them in!

 

The instructions were really easy to follow, I think a beginner can try this one out without really coming across any issues. I am determined to make all 4 views on this pattern. Since I’m already half way through, it won’t take me too long to accomplish this. I’m already halfway through. It’s fun and very stylish to wear. As we speak I’m already planning which fabric to use for the next DIY project.

Enjoy!

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