Pattern review: Mara McCall (M8037)

Hey y’all! I’m back from my much needed cruise! If you follow me on IG then I hope that you’ve been enjoying my stories from the trip. We had a blast and of course I made a few things that I knew I could only wear on a cruise…like Mara McCall!

This pattern has been out for a few years but it wasn’t until I saw several ladies last Christmas really turn up the heat wearing this dress. At first glance on the envelope I couldn’t picture anyone with my frame wearing this -but that’s the beauty of social media. It has made it easier to see and share what others are doing!

I made view B which the model is wearing on the front envelope. For the most part this was a really quick sew. It’s probably 4-5 major seams but the outcome is gorgeous. I cut a size 14 which I thought would be perfect but in actuality I took more off the sides of the skirt. Probably another inch on each side because I wanted it to be TIGHT.

I kept my size 14 top because I needed the coverage. And because my fabric was stretchy it didn’t matter that I had two different sizes on top and bottom. It all worked out.

My fabric is probably a one off. And I don’t mean that to sound boastful or non cooperative. But I truly mean that. Sometime over the Summer months I purchased a mystery box from Fabric Mart.

Side note: I highly recommend doing this at least once. You’ll always find something great and the value for what you get is a steal. It’s 10 yards of random fabric that they send to you for $20. That’s it. No catch. Lol.

Anyway, this was a burn out stretch mesh fabric. It wasn’t terrible to sew with but I made sure my lady bits were decently covered. I didn’t line it but I figured with all the spanx I was wearing that I would be okay. My guess was accurate. And the rest as they say, is history.

Until next time, xo!

6 thoughts on “Pattern review: Mara McCall (M8037)

  1. Stacie Sturdivant December 15, 2021 — 12:56 pm

    Ooooooh, I love it!!! I’m also glad you got to kick back and relax for a bit!

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  2. You look stunning! Glad you enjoyed your mini-cruise- I am enjoying your IG stories too. Have a great day and use the shot glasses- LOL!
    Peggy R.

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  3. Your look amazing! I am so proud of you.

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  4. Love this dress on You. I have seen many others but this one right here. . . . . .

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  5. OMG just saw this dress– I follow you on IG and somehow missed it. This is GORGEOUS. You definitely have my fave blog. Love love love.

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