McCall's 8031 Shirt Dress

Hello everyone and HAPPY SUNDAY, welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing my most recent make which is McCall’s 8031 and I made view C! I decided to make this dress for two reasons… The first reason is because I have been wanting to make a shirt dress for a while and this pattern has long sleeve options. The other reason why I picked this pattern is because I had an event at work and I wanted to wear something new and classy. I really like how this pattern turned out and it is very versatile when it comes to styling and I have shared some ways that this dress can be styled but you will need to click on here to watch it on my YouTube channel! Below you will find pictures of the dress and a pattern review but you can also watch the pattern review on my YouTube channel by clicking here!

Front View - Below

Back view - below

Front view with leggings - below

Front view with leggins - below

Front view - below

Open front view with graphic t-shirt and hat - below

Open view with cami -below

Front view - no leggings below

Close up view - below

Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 8031 and/or AlexisMcCalls View: I made view C, but I did not add the bust pockets

Pattern Description: Misses’ Petite Dresses and belt; Dress with 3 sleeve lengths has button front, back yoke, side seam pockets and tie belt. C: Patch pockets and shirttail hemline. B: Side hemline slits. Sewing Skill Level: Level 3 Learn to sew Notions Needed: Thread and ten 5/8 inch buttons

Pattern Sizing: XS-XL

Size that I Cut: L

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? When I unroll the sleeves, they have no type of shaping to it whatsoever and it looks very untailored.

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I like that it is a shirt and it did not take up a lot of fabric to make, I like the sleeve options, I like the belt, I like the length options and I LOVE how big the pockets are!!! Fabric Used: Plaid Brushed Cotton and it is 100% cotton. The brand is Plaiditudes.

Purchased: Joan Fabrics Buttons Used: LaMode, 7/8 inch

Alterations or changes: Yes, I shortened the dress by four inches. Any modification recommendations: No Would you recommend it to others? Yes! Earrings/Necklace: Paparazzi

So as mentioned earlier, this dress can be styled many different ways…. This pattern is very versatile. You can watch the video review with all the extra details by clicking the video below!


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