Pattern Review McCall’s M7429 ~ Twist Front Dress

This is my pattern review of McCall’s M7429 – Twist Front Dress.  It’s a very popular pattern at the moment and there is a lot of love about this one.  I needed a LBD for dinner last night and I was not in the mood for a lot of fussiness.  The gorgeous dress came together in 2 days.  I could have certainly completed it in one day but the draping in the front refused to cooperate.  After setting it aside and a good nights sleep.  Let’s just say I won!

MCCall’s M7429
  1.   What pattern did you use?  I used McCall’s M7427 view D without the contrast panel.
  2.   What was your fabric choice?  The pattern calls for a 2-way stretch and I used Ponte Roma  that I purchased on a recent trip to JoAnn’s Fabric.
  3.  What size did you use?  I cut a size 14 and added 1/2 inch to the hips.  I wanted the dress to  fit but did not want it skin tight.
  4.   What did you like about the pattern?  I was drawn to the “twist front” draping.  I loved the      architecture of the dress.  I also like the wrap in front and asymmetrical hemline.
  5.   Did the dress look like the picture?  I think so.
  6.   Were the instructions clear?  For the most part yes.  The only part that stumped me were      the instructions for the “twist front”.  It’s not that it was overly complicated but once I put  the instructions down and used common sense it came together quickly.
  7.  Will you make it again?  Absolutely, I want to make the sleeveless version.



Twist Front Close Up

Dinner was great and I was nice and warm because I had the foresight to add sleeves.  I didn’t need to do a lot in terms of accessories because the draping in the front was the focal point.  I wanted the break up the black so I went with my BCBGeneration pumps. I’ve had these for a couple of years and you can find them at DSW.


See you soon and thanks for stopping by.

Always Stylish ~ Always Fabulous

Venita Elaine



8 thoughts on “Pattern Review McCall’s M7429 ~ Twist Front Dress

  1. My “old” yes have trouble seeing all the details in dark-colored dresses but from what I can see, it is lovely and I cannot believe you did it in two days! It is very flattering and I am sure you will get a lot of use from it as it would suit multiple occasions. GREAT shoes!

    1. Thanks MyRoses. It’s an easy pattern – the front twist was a little tricky but give it a try.

  2. Very nice! I really like this dress on you! Great work and those shoes are so awesome and comfortable…I know, because I have them too, LOL!!

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