MCCALL'S 7864 - WINTER WONDERLAND ALL WHITE AFFAIR/PARTY #MMHOLIDAYFASHIONSHOW

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Today's post is the third showing for this series titled the: Virtual Memade Holiday Fashion Show! Every Sunday through December 26th, myself and a collaborator will post a holiday fashion look based on a winter holiday theme and on Thursday Dec 23rd, a theme will be posted in conjunction with the little dress project so please stay tuned because you don't want to miss out and you can also follow the hashtag #mmholidayfashionshow ! Today’s theme is the Winter Wonderland Holiday Affair or Party! This theme is in collaboration with the beautiful Sheree of Sheree Thomas! Sheree is a mom, a teacher, a business owner and a home sewist. She loves all things fashion and beauty and on her Youtube channel she loves to share her passion for sewing, crafting and self care. It’s her goal to create a community amongst her subscribers and contribute in some small way to the sewing community that has supported her on her sewing journey, so make sure that you go over to her channel, you can find it here, when you are finished reading this blog post so that you can check out her make for the Winter Wonderland All White Affair! For today's theme, I made this beautiful jumpsuit by using McCalls 7864! I really love how it turned out but it didn't come easy due to the fit of the pants! I am glad that I stuck with it because the overall results are awesome! I used this beautiful cream stretch velvet to make this garment that was a dream to sew with. This jumpsuit, in my opinion looks very elegant and I was able to achieve this look for only $9.00! To learn more about my experience and to get all of the details, please watch my Youtube Video by clicking here! Below you will find pictures of my. garment for the theme and a short pattern review! To get all of the details, you may want to watch the review on my youtube channel by clicking here, because I had lots of problems with the pants portion of this pattern. I talk in great detail about those issues!














Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 7864 Pattern Description: Misses’ petite dresses and jumpsuits with close-fitting lined bodices, with neckline and flounce variations and invisible back zipper View: There are four views that come with this pattern. Views A and B are dresses and views C and D are jumpsuits. I picked view D, which is the jumpsuit with the full flounce. FABRIC Recommendations: Velvets knits, sequin knits, Interlock and Jersey knits Sewing Skill Level: Easy Pattern Pieces: I used six pattern pieces to make this dress. The pattern pieces that I used were the front, back, ties, flounce, leg front and leg back! Notions Needed: Thread, ½ single fold bias tape for the armholes, stay tape for the back shoulders and one 22 inch invisible zipper.

Pattern Sizing: 6-22

Size that I Cut: I cut a size 22 for the bodice and flounce and graded to a size 18 for the pants portion of the jumper.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? The pattern was so off within the pants that the pants did not end up looking like the photo drawing on the pattern envelope because of the adjustments that I had to make.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like about the pattern? I like the design of the jumpsuit especially the flounce on the top over the bodice and loose flowing pants, I feel like this pattern looks classy and I like the option of being about to wear it as a dress or a jumpsuit. What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? I did not like the fact that the pattern pieces for the pants were soooo majorly off. I have never had to make so many adjustments to a garment ever. I also didn’t realize the back was cut as low as it is so my bra shows. Did I learn any new Techniques:No Did I have a first time experience: Yes, major alterations Fabric Used: Off white, stretch crushed velvet. I thought this fabric was absolutely beautiful, classy and perfect for the occasion.

Purchased: I purchased this fabric the fabric and fashion district in Los Angeles

Alterations or changes: Yes,I added five inches to the top so that it stopped at my high waste, which is similar to how the models is. I had to take so much off about five to six inches in the crotch. Any modification recommendations: Take in the crotch but leave at least two - three inches to serve as a drop-crotch Would you recommend it to others? Despite the difficulties, Yes! Availability: This pattern came out in 2018 but it is still available in the drawers so you can definitely go to your local joann’s or Hobby Lobby and purchase this. You can also purchase this online.

Accessories

Earrings/Necklace: So for my necklace, I wanted to wear a dainty necklace that was long so I wore this necklace that I had picked up from the Icing a while back. My earrings were given to me as a gift that fits perfectly with my necklace. And my shoes are these nice and blindly Jessica Simpson pumps that I purchased from DSW.

Don’t forget to go over to Sheree’s channel to watch her video so that you can see what she made and what her take is on the holiday theme that we sewed for!!


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