Pattern review: Zoe McCall (M8069)

What’s this? Two posts in one week?! Omg, I’m even surprising myself!

First let me share that I was hesitant on how this pattern would look on me. Granted I did buy it, but y’all know how that goes. So I went to IG and looked up the hashtag and realized how great it would look with a pretty tropical print.

The night before my vacation I cut the pattern, the fabric and went straight to work. I cut pockets, but I loathe sewing pockets (especially when I’m in a time crunch). I left off the pockets which I regret since they would’ve come in handy -but TIME! Lol.

The pattern doesn’t have closures but it does have a tie for the neck that funnels through the front and back pieces. It also has a deep keyhole in the front that I would consider raising in the future. It was a little too deep for day tripping.

I also noticed that this pattern did not have carriers for the belt. If I had more than a few hours to make it, I sure would have added carriers. Adding carriers is more than just sewing tubes. It’s measuring down to my waist where I want it to sit etc. so I didn’t fuss with adding them but the next time I definitely would.

What I did like about this pattern is that I didn’t have to adjust the crotch. Normally I take everything one inch up but seeing that this was a high neckline I didn’t adjust it. I’m glad I didn’t because the crotch was perfect.

And finally I reinforced the seat of the shorts with an extra seam in the allowance. I know too well that rompers have a tendency to rip in that area. And my fabric is voile so I really needed extra reinforcements.

Until next time, xo!

5 thoughts on “Pattern review: Zoe McCall (M8069)

  1. You gave this pattern life and you look Fantastic. I will have to give it another look at the next pattern sale. Happy Holidaze. . . .

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  2. Woohoo two posts in a week- we are blessed. This is so cute and fits you well! Love your enthusiasm, joy and all the support you offer to us. Thanks!
    Peggy R.

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    1. Aww Peggy your comment just made my day! Thank you so much for always supporting! ❤️

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  3. This is so cute! I will totally buy this pattern for next summer after seeing this post. I love that you sew so many Big 4 patterns…a bit more affordable and you make them look amazing.

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