Review: McCall's 7775 - Red Hot Maxi Dress!

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McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
There is no other reason for me making this dress, other than I had some red fabric and this dress looked interesting. As a sewist, that's a damn good reason!
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
When I bought McCall's 7775, I liked both versions. Usually when there are two different patterns in an envelope, the styles kind of go together. I don't see the cohesiveness in these two designs. That's not a bad thing... because I feel I got two dresses for the price of one. And I decided to go with view D first. Only because I didn't have a red invisible zipper on hand. I still plan to make the other one.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!

My fabric is a red poly crepe, that I think is probably a peachskin that I purchased at Fine Fabrics. This fabric has no stretch, but the drape is incredible. It's as lovely as a 4-ply silk crepe. 
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 14 and graded to a 16 at the hip. I didn't have to add any additional length, because I plan to wear this dress with heels and flat sandals. This pattern has only 3 pattern pieces (front, back and back facing). But don't be deceived that this pattern has no level of difficulty or lacks design interest.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
There is a lot of pleating and I carefully transferred all of my markings, because there is no way you can wing this.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The pleating and the interesting collar is why I was drawn to this dress.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!

McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And also, it has really good cut-in shoulders.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Even the armhole has a nice style, and it's not too low that your bra will show.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
There is a center front seam that ends in a slit. You can adjust that to your own particular comfort level.
McCall's 7775 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This dress is unlike anything I have in my closet. And it's also a machine-washable pullover. Plus, it looks just a great with flat sandals. So, I plan to really enjoy wearing this.

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11 comments

  1. Sizzling! It looks fantastic, love the drama of a long red dress.

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  2. I am here for all the poses. You look lovely! ����

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  3. Lovely color, lovely dress! It looks so beautiful on you.

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  4. Red is certainly your color! Great dress to show off how hard you've been working out at the gym.

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  5. This dress really catches your eye! Beautiful! So I'm giving it a try, but am wondering about these pleats. After you baste them and press, then what? I don't find any instructions about sewing them in place with some top stitching or removing the basting... what holds them in place? Thanks in advance for your help.

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