I'm pleased to post the second half of my review on McCall 7775-View C. A few weeks ago, I shared my initial thoughts on this dress. That post also included some fitting adjustments. You can read about it here. I thought I would finish my review a week earlier. But I had a few hiccups that slowed down the completion of the final dress. The first things was I didn't buy enough fabric. So I had to go back to the store. After returning home, I got distracted and didn't get back to it for a few days.
I don't always make a muslin; but this project I thought it would be best to make one because of the neckline and the possibility of gapping along the upper bust and underarm areas. Good call. There was just a little gapping, about an inch on either side. I pinned a little tuck in the muslin, took it off, and then measured the length from the shoulder seam to the side seam. Finally, I marked where I wanted to ease in the access. I also had to do a little easing on the facing; not as much though. This adjustment gave me a snug fit. Happiness..,
For this first dress, I purchased this floral tropical print from JoAnn's. It is a rayon/polyester blend. The hand is soft and it's floaty drape falls close to the body like most rayon. It doesn't wrinkle as much a 100% rayon, and the polyester content may also help preserve it longer than 100% rayon. Another thing I like about the fabric.
The construction of the twist can be a little tricky. One of the illustrations is the opposite of what it should be. The facing needs to be the reverse image of the dress. See picture below. I decided to save sewing the side seams of the facing and dress for last. That was easier for me.
Once I conquered the fit issues, the dress was pretty easy to sew together. And I like it well enough to make it again. So, you'll see another version of it soon. ;-)