Twist-Front Winter Jersey Dress (M7429)
October 24, 2018
by Sylvia

I am so thrilled to share my first fall project for Fabricville with you! It is only fitting that my first dress for my favorite season be this gorgeous and classy McCall 7429 number. Everything about this dress is to die for. The twist front is such a great detail but the fabric choice is the ultimate winner here. It definitely made this pattern extra special for me.

Fabric Details

The fabric I chose is a maroon winter jersey. I mean, how gorgeous is this color? So perfect for fall! I fell in love with it immediately I touched this soft, medium weight bundle and it definitely held its own after I pre-washed it which is always a win. It is a 2 way stretch knit, which is what the pattern requires. I was very impressed with the quality of this fabric and how comfortable it is to wear. It consists of 70% rayon,25% nylon, and 5% spandex, and I used almost a little over 2.5 meters for the dress. It will be awesome for skirts, tops, jumpsuits and so much more.

Pattern Review

Pattern Description – McCalls 7429 is a close fitting pullover dress with a front twist detail at the waist with sleeve and neckline variations.

Sizing – I made a size 14 at the bodice and waist and graded to 18 at the hips. I could have made size 12 at the bodice and waist for a tighter fit but I chose not to for this project.

View/Modifications – I made View B (but chose to make it in View B’s length). The only modification I made to this pattern was shortening my sleeves by 3.5 inches.

Instructions – They were easy to follow until the instructions for the twist front detail, which is confusing especially for beginner sewers. A YouTube video by Brittany J. Jones makes that step super easy! Instructions after the front details are pretty straightforward.

Of course my favorite things about this dress is the fabric and the twist detail. I hope you love this dress as much as I do!



Happy Sewing!

Sylvia from The Ravel Out





8 thoughts on “Twist-Front Winter Jersey Dress (M7429)”

  1. Helena for KnitWiz says:

    This is gorgeous!

  2. Max says:

    Just fabulous! Amazing photographs! Keep on sewing, it suits you.

  3. Kris says:

    What a great make, it looks very comfortable to wear and it’s gorgeous at the same time! Love that color!

  4. Sylvia says:

    Thank you, Kris!

  5. Karen says:

    Greetings all the way from Sydney, Australia!

    I found your blog site after admiring your knock-out dress which was the main photo illustrating the article ‘Diversity in Craft’ Simply Sewing issue 56…this pattern now on my wish list!

    Interesting article as this exposed me to more fellow sewists, I am intrigued how we all found this creative craft, for me it was a welcome distraction whilst recovering from Breast Cancer 8 years ago…

    Back to your dress, I read & re-read that article & could not at first relate the words to the photos, nor could I easily find the reference to your stunning photo…got it in the end!

    Keep up the fab work, sure I will be back when I tackled that front twist!


  6. Sylvia says:

    Thanks so much, Karen! You are right, that article had nothing to do with this dress haha! Very impressed that you still managed to find it 🙂 If you are planning on tackling this dress, I highly recommend the step by step You Tube tutorial by Brittany J. Jones. It was very helpful. Cheers!

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