There is nothing like a new dress to boost your mood. This pink dress checks all my style boxes; pink, floral, flattering, modest, dress, etc. I’ve now made McCall’s 7974 two times and I am not against making it again. It is an amazing pattern. It fit me straight out of the envelope (but I did whip up a quick muslin to check before I made it). I constructed it slightly different than the envelope instructions in a few parts with the goal of nice finishing on the inside. Ex. burrito method for the yoke, french seams, hong kong seam finishing on the facing and button band. I documented the process and made a full sewing tutorial. Enjoy!
Raising the Neckline
To raise the neckline I added a little wedge to the the front of the bodice. In the picture you can see the tan paper addition. I drew a straight line up from the bottom of the neckline, parallel to the center front line. I added enough to be able to put one more (correctly spaced) button and additional seam allowance. You can see the little “X” I added at the top of the center front line. It almost touches the old cutting line. The dot I added on the tan paper is a new match point. I adjusted the facing pattern piece to match the bodice adjustments. Pattern piece #6 has NO changes. The small adjustment made a big difference for my fit preferences. I hope this helps if you are hoping to make a similar adjustment.