Luxurious Lounge Wear: McCalls 7875

If you saw my January blog post on Fabric Mart’s Fabricista blog, you know my very late sew frosting project was a stretch satin robe. M7875 has quilting details on collar and cuffs and piping details on the collar and tie belt. Read all about my first experience with quilting over on the Fabricista blog.

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I knew before I even made the robe that I wanted to make the pants as well, but the satin was listed as medium weight and I was concerned it would be too heavy and structured for pajamas. After receiving it I think it would have been fine, but then I didn’t have enough yardage.

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So I decided to make the pants (view E) in a black satin from Joann. The pants were simple to sew. What made it this an interesting sew is the fact that I made bias tape for the first time to create piping for the leg cuff! I used this tutorial from Make It Love It. I simply took my handmade bias tape and wrapped it around this cotton piping filler cord from Joann. Then I used my zipper foot to sew as closely to the cording as possible. It was actually very simple and I think I will be making yards and yards of bias tape and piping in the future.

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Thankfully I had enough fabric left to create this cami. I’m a tad disappointed that M7875 doesn’t include a cami or top of some sort. The robe doesn’t call for any type of closure other than the belt so I wouldn’t pair it with the pants alone. It was fine though because ever since I tested the Closet Case Amy jumpsuit I had the idea to create a cami from it. The idea crossed my mind because I love the wide bra-concealing stripes and the neckline of the jumpsuit and it reminded me of the lines of the Ogden cami.

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For this hack I extended the front and back facing pieces (of the Amy jumpsuit) about 6 inches along the center front/back and outside edge. I did make sure to use a hip ruler to curve the outside edge away from the body and create a soft curve along the bottom hem. From there I cut out the newly drafted front and back pieces, front and back facing and the straps. I attached the front and back facing pieces at the sides and repeated it for the main pieces. Next I created the straps and attached them to the front and back pieces. Then I attached the facings to the shell making sure not to catch the straps and under stitched the facing.

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I tried a few new things with the piping and already a jumpsuit pattern to a top. Things don’t always turn out like you plan, but I’m excited that they did this time.

Pattern: McCalls 7875

Pattern Description: Wrap jacket or robe has length and construction variations, featuring options for quilting and purchased piping. Purchased bias tape finishes the neck. Semi-fitted ankle-length pants have drawstring waist with purchased ribbon, slash pockets, and purchased piping trim.

Sizing: XS-M, L-XL I sewed a L robe and a XL pant

Difficulty: 2/easy

Fabric Used: Black and cream stretch satin from Fabric Mart (similar here)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

Likes: Quilting and piping details, pockets on pants

Dislikes: None except I wish the pattern included a top

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I skipped the quilting on the robe belt.

Would I sew it again? Yes, she insists. I’d like a pair with some color, probably in a crepe.

Would I recommend it to others? Yes I would

Conclusion: Very luxe sleep/lounge wear.

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