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Favorite Prom Dress Sewing Patterns for 2022- McCall’s Part 2

Well, today is the final post about my favorite prom dress sewing patterns for 2022! I found so many McCall’s patterns I think could work as sewing patterns for prom dresses I decided to slip the patterns into two posts. This is part two. You can read part one here.

As with the previous McCall’s pattern post, I wanted to mention that I didn’t choose patterns from the Spring 2022 collection. When I created this list, the collection was unavailable, so I couldn’t include the patterns in this post.

Before I talk about the sewing patterns, I wanted to talk about McCall’s sewing pattern rating system. Each pattern is rated based off how complicated it is to make. McCall’s rating system is different than Vogue Pattern’s, so I wanted to share the rating system according to McCall’s website.

 

VERY EASY
The easiest and quickest patterns to sew. Great for beginner or the experienced sewer with limited time available. Expect limited construction details, hand sewing and fitting. Easy-to-sew fabrics are recommended.

EASY
Easy-to-sew patterns but with more details than the Very Easy category. Perfect for those with limited sewing knowledge or little time. Expect a wide variety of sewing procedures—there will be more details when the techniques are simple and fewer details when the techniques are more involved. Some fitting knowledge required.

AVERAGE
These patterns are perfect if you have more time to sew, and more experience sewing. Look for challenging designer techniques, tailoring, unique construction details. Expect more fitting and inner construction. Find more variety in fabrics from the stretchiest knits to synthetic leathers and suedes.

ADVANCED
The finest patterns featuring the best of European and American Couture. Perfect for those who like the sewing challenge of professional tailoring and fine couture techniques. Expect intricate fashion shaping, hidden construction details, couture inner construction, fine touches of hand sewing and bias draping.

 

And now onto the patterns!

 

M7832

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Lined dresses are fitted through the bust with sleeve and skirt variations and back invisible zipper. Includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes. A, B: Pockets.

The pattern is rated easy. This pattern would make a great semi-formal dress or a modest dress with sleeves. It comes in plus sizes, but the bodice can also be customized for different cup sizes. It also has pockets!

 

M7626

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Close-fitting, partially lined dresses have strap, pocket and length variations. A: Self belt. Close fitting, partially lined romper and jumpsuit have strap and length variations. B, C: 2″ slide buckle.

The rating for this pattern is Easy. Even though the dresses, romper, and jumpsuit could look casual, using the right fabric could make very nice formal attire. The pattern does not come in plus sizes.

 

M8153

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Fitted romper & jumpsuit with notch collar, belt, & shoulder pads

There is no rating for this pattern. Even though this pattern is not a dress, I wanted to include it. It comes in plus sizes and the romper can be used as a base for a dress with an overskirt. You can make the over skirt or buy one at places such as Amazon and then wear it over the romper.

 

M8142

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Knit pull-on dresses with two bodices & skirt variations plus sleeve.

There is no rating for this pattern. This pattern comes in plus sizes. If you would like to make the dress out of sequined fabric, use sequined knit fabric instead of regular knit fabrics.

 

M6893

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Lined dresses have close-fitting, boned bodice with princess seams, with or without shoulder straps, overlay variations, waistband, semi-fitted, straight skirt with flounce, gathered short with ruffle or long skirt, and invisible back zipper. Three-quarter sleeve and sleeveless bodices: Button/thread loop. A: Shoulder straps. B: Halter top overlay. C: Sleeveless. D: Three-quarter length sleeves. Create your own design with mix and match pattern pieces. Note: Tips to embellish your finished dress are included.

There is no rating for this pattern. This pattern is part of the create it line of patterns, which allows the person sewing the pattern to use different pattern pieces to customize their dress. It does not come in plus sizes.

 

M6838

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Dresses have princess seams, close-fitting, underlined, lined, boned bodice and semi-fitted skirt variations, and invisible back zipper. Dresses also have circular skirt cut on crosswise grain, and overskirt with very narrow hem, wrong side will show. Belt has bow, knot and hook & eye closing. Purchased optional appliqués.

There is no rating for this pattern. This is another pattern in the Create It! line of patterns. It does not include plus sizes.

 

M7047

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Lined, pullover dresses with or without peplum have close-fitting bodice, back neckline, skirt (fitted through hips) and sleeve variations, and elasticized waist. A: Surplice back bodice and three-quarter length sleeves. B: Long sleeves. B, D: Cowl neckline. C: Cap sleeves and floor-length. D: Train. Peplum and long skirts: Narrow hem. Long skirt with train, wrong side shows on hemline. Create your own design with mix and match pattern pieces. Note: Tips to embellish your finished dress are included.

There is no rating for this pattern. This is another sewing pattern in McCall’s Create It! pattern line. It does not come in plus sizes.

 

M7926

McCall’s website describes the pattern as…

Knit dresses are fully lined and very close-fitting through bust with either pencil or circle skirt. Asymmetrical bodice features one-shoulder, strap, sleeve and cut-out variations; pencil skirt has either stitched hem or shaped hem with band and slit. Create your own design with mix and match pattern pieces.

For moderate stretch knits only.

The pattern’s rating is Average. It is also a pattern in McCall’s Create It! line of patterns. It does come in plus sizes.

 

M8038

McCall’s website does not have a description of the pattern, but it does rate the pattern as Average. This pattern uses woven fabric such as satins, crepes, and crepe back satin as well as sequined fabric. The dress is also lined and comes in plus sizes, which makes it a great pattern for anyone in need of a larger sized pattern.

 

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

All pictures used in this post are from McCall’s website.

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