M7596 Pattern Review!

Hello, everyone! Happy Wednesday! I want to apologize for my inactivity. I was recently in a car accident and needed some time to recover. I’m doing well though. So with all that being said, I feel like my “coming back to the blog” should be a pattern review!

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So I’ve searched far and wide for a kaftan dress pattern. I was so glad McCall’s released this dress pattern. I snagged it during the $2.99 sale on their website. My plan is to make more of these dresses in the future. Since this fabric is so thin, I’m going to use this as a beach cover up. I plan to make more of these dresses with a heavier knit, so it’s not see-through. Take a look at my review and my pictures below!

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Pattern: McCall’s 7596

Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting pullover tunic and dresses have shoulder and length variations. B: Contrast upper front.

Pattern Sizing: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?: Yes. It was pretty straight forward. On the McCall’s website, it’s listed as average. I only think it’s average because of the shirt design (A).

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?: I loved the kaftan style dress. When I noticed this pattern, I knew I had to have it. The only thing I disliked was the darts on the front piece. I feel like I would’ve done without them.

Fabric Used: Lightweight Jersey Knit from The Loft

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?: Yes! I plan to make this dress in every color if possible.

Conclusion: It’s a pretty fast sew up, I believe it took me about 30-45mins to sew. Instead of using my sewing machine, I decided to serge the entire dress (except the darts and facings). This dress is so lightweight and flowy, I’m obsessed with it.

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I will be photographed in this dress soon! Hope you all liked my review! If you’ve created this dress with this pattern, please share with me!

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My Current Sewing Plans!

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! I know I haven’t done these posts in a while, but I’m getting back into the swing of things! So I just came back from LA and my personal vacation, and I’m ready to sew!!

If you’re anything like me, you always have “sewing plans” but they never actually become plans until later. I’m all over the place, but when I try to plan things, everything kind of falls into place. However, sewing is completely separate. I am, however, creating this plan and sticking to it! So currently these beautiful patterns are on my sewing table!

1.) McCall’s 7634

M7634 | McCall's Patterns

When I first saw this pattern, I screamed! This pattern is to die for! I love the lace up detail and I love the dress option! Im a sucker for sportswear and athleisure, so this pattern was a score!

2.) McCall’s 7621

M7621 | McCall's Patterns

Now this dress I probably could just self-draft it, but it’s always nice to have a simple bodycon dress pattern in your stash. I definitely see a modified version of this dress for my upcoming S/S 18′ collection😉.

3.) McCall’s 7596

M7596 | McCall's Patterns

I am super obsessed with this pattern! I’ve been looking everywhere for the perfect caftan dress pattern, and this is the winner! View D will be the 1st one I make from this pattern. I cannot wait to cut into this bad boy!

4.) Vogue 1548

V1548 | Vogue Patterns

What’s so funny about this pattern is that I would have never picked it out in my 7 years of sewing. However, what sold me on this pattern was the shape and the detachable overlay collar. The detailing on this dress is a winner. This will be my first advanced pattern from Vogue, so when I create this dress, I will definitely blog about it! Im very excited to start this pattern!

5.) Simplicity 8380

Simplicity Pattern 8380 Misses' Knit Dress or Top

Normally patterns like these I don’t get because I don’t care for them. But, when I saw Momma Mimi do a DIY on this dress, I was completely sold. Check out her post here. I have the perfect fabric for this dress and I’m very excited to use it.


So as you all can see, I have quite a lot on my sewing table. Once these garments are made, I will be sure to post a full pattern review. If you all have sewn these pieces already please share your experiences in the comment section.


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Can You Say College Graduate?????

So Saturday May 6th, I will be an official University of Memphis graduate! I am super excited to close this chapter of my life and begin the next chapter. I’m not to sure on what that chapter will be about, but I’ll be sure to keep you all posted.

I had my photos taken by my lovely supervisor Jeddah Salera! She is absolutely amazing at what she does!!! And oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that I crossed over into Sigma Gamma Rho this spring!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEE-YIP!!!!!!! I want to share some of my lovely photos from my photoshoot with you all. BTW, I am not a model, I just stood in front of the camera and acted natural. So do not judge me lol. Take a look at some of them below:

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I will be graduating with a degree in Apparel & Accessories Merchandising with a minor in Marketing Management. I will explain in my next post a little bit more of what my job options are with this degree.


Outfit Details

Dress: Ivory Closet

Jeans: Fashion Nova

Necklace: NeeshaValore Designs

Shoes: DSW


Be sure to contact Jeddah for any photoshoot inquires. She takes amazing pictures and she takes the pictures for Ivory Closet as well.

Stay tuned for my next blog post which will be the aftermath of my graduation!

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See you soon!

XOXO

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