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It’s hard to believe that it was almost a year ago I finished making McCalls 7969 (and yes, I’m just now blogging about it… oops). This little zebra dress is my most worn make of all time! The moment I saw this fabric at Joann’s I had to have it. Something about the scale of the print paired with the neutral background felt very Anthropologie to me.
I’ve realized that when I pay more attention to the finishing of a garment, it feels less homemade and then I end up wearing it more often. This dress was made before I had a serger, so I sewed french seams throughout to keep the fabric from fraying in the wash. Lining the skirt also made the dress more wearable. Overall I am thrilled with how this one turned out and would highly recommend McCalls 7969.
PATTERN: McCalls 7969, View C – you can buy it here.
FABRIC: 100% Polyester (sold out online, but check your local Joann’s – mine still had plenty in-stock!) and 100% Rayon Challis (lining)
MODIFICATIONS: The zebra fabric was a little sheer, so I added a lining to the skirt. I also tacked the bodice right where the fabric crosses over to reduce gaping. It’s still a little bit lower than I would prefer but as long as I’m not doing any major bending over, it’s not too bad.
DRESS: Made By Me!
HAT: Forever 21 (old)
Have you sewn McCalls 7969 before? Leave a comment and let me know. I loved this pattern so much I might end up making another dress and possibly a blouse version of it. P.S. Make sure to check out my other sewing projects here!
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