Sew-Along: McCall's M8252

Sometimes a fabric and pattern are just meant to be. That's exactly what happened when I saw this fabric from Mood. McCall's early spring 2022 pattern release produced the perfect match with #M8252.

With this stretch cotton poplin from Mood, I knew this would make a great Valentines Day dress! I love the playfulness of the fabric, which complements the playfulness of the pattern. The bold 80's sleeves are making a comeback. It was so much fun to learn how to create this volume using sleeve stays.


Not to mention, the addition of the ring and split of the bodice and skirt add a fun, youthful touch. I love the way this pattern fit, and I would especially love to do view C in the future with a soft spring fabric. This time around I made view B!


The only thing that the pattern does not specify is the size of the ring. After trial and error, I was able to track down a 3" binder ring from Target and use this to easily string through my casing. To see how I did it, and to sew along check out my YouTube video!