Hi Everyone, 
How are you all? I’m back this month with a really lovely make. I’ve been really enjoying wearing long flowey dresses lately. And as we transition into autumn, I’ve been adding a little extra layer underneath so it’s great for transitional, seasonal clothing. So with that in mind, I wanted another nice dress to wear for any occasion. 
The pattern I chose was the McCalls 7894 faux wrap dress. The reason I chose it was I wanted the faux wrap, but I loved the added details of the curved seams and the frill. I only modified the pattern slightly. I made view D, but I scrapped the extra thinner frills as I didn’t want it to be too over the top. I’m so happy with the style of it, but the fit was tricky. I ended up shortening the entire bodice by 1.5”. The bodice is a little wide on me. I like looser fit items, and if it was any tighter I know I wouldn’t be able to get it on and off, but it does look slightly unbalanced if I put my hands on my hips. The style is definitely beautiful, and I think I will make another. I might just tweak the bodice a teeny bit more next time. One last thing is that the pattern does come up bigger. Even with measuring myself, the ease is a little off. 
The fabric is this Burnt Orange Viscose Twill Crepe Fabric. It’s so soft and drapey. If you use it, be careful not to ‘iron’ it as it stretches out very easily. I had this problem mainly on the curved pattern pieces. A steamy press downwards is the best way. The fabric has that beautiful twill effect but on a much more flowey fabric. The colour in particular is gorgeous and I’m all about autumnal shades at this time of year. 
So my summary; The pattern is fun to do, but may need some tweaking. Be prepared to make a toile of the bodice to check the fit. The fabric is a total winner and I also think a pair of palazzo pants in that fabric would be gorgeous. 
I hope you like what I made this month. I’m so happy with it. Keep well, keep safe and keep sewing. Happy Handmade everyone!
Sophia x 
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