The Dorky Diva

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Welcome to The Dorky Diva! I'm Savanna, a Star Wars fanatic who tries to sprinkle fandom into every day life. Follow along for new cosplay updates, outfit inspiration, beauty reviews, convention coverage, and more!

Springtime Wrap Dress

I've been spending many of my weekends this winter sewing away! Most of the time I am making comfy pajamas and lounge clothes to wear around the house, but this weekend I made a wrap dress for spring. I found this pattern back in November and held onto it until this week when I found some beautiful cotton florals at Hobby Lobby for $3 a yard. Perfect for testing out a new pattern! I was hoping to make a Star Wars dress, but I didn't want to risk ruining a beautiful batch of expensive fabric if the dress didn't turn out right or if the sizing was off.

I used McCall's pattern M7627 for this dress. Everything about the pattern was very straight forward and easy to follow, except for the sizing. Every time I've used a McCall's pattern, I find that their sizing on the package and the "finished garment" measurements are way off. According to their measurements, I should've chosen a size 10, but I stuck with my gut feeling and picked the smallest size on the pattern- a size 6. Thank goodness I did! It was a perfect fit. If you are new to sewing, I recommend reading pattern reviews before you cut your size. A lot of women online said that this pattern ran about a size or two big and I'm glad I listened to their advice.

This was such a fun and affordable project to make. Because I found such cheap fabric and there are no notions (buttons, zippers, trimmings, etc) for this dress, it only cost me $18 to make. Score! I also have enough leftover fabric to make a couple zippered cosmetic bags.

Now I just need the weather to warm up so I can wear this all the time!