I’m late to the M7833 party, but better late than never. I absolutely love it in this leopard print techno knit from Fabric Mart. Read about the modifications I made to the statement dress over on Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog.
Pattern: McCalls 7833
Pattern Description:Pullover dresses have side gathers with either elastic or ribbon and sleeve variations. A, B, C: Shaped hemline. D: Side slit.
Sizing: 6-14, 14-22 I sewed an 18
Fabric Used: Leopard print techno knit from Fabric Mart.
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: Side ruching, asymmetrical hem, simple construction
Dislikes: neck and armhole facings, lack of printed finished measurements
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I eliminated the facings, opting for coverstitching and lowered the front neckline.
Would I sew it again? Yes, I think I need another one in red or black.
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, good beginners project.
Conclusion: Easy statement dress