My DIY: Bell Sleeves Butterfly Print Wiggle Dress + McCalls 5927 Pattern Review

Hello Beautiful People!

Butterfly Print Bell Sleeves Wiggle Dress (I made)
Fabric: HERE and Pattern: HERE
ASOS Gold Bow Belt (similar HERE)
Vince Camuto "Tami" Dress Sandals (HERE)
MAC "Flat Out Fabulous" Lipstick (HERE)
How are you all doing? I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Mine has been pretty chill but I am currently doing a sewing marathon for my 1st solo vacation coming up in 3 weeks. Since I will be starting school back full time in 2 months, I just wanted to take some time off for myself and get away from everything to enjoy 2 weeks out of the country. I cannot wait to share my outfits and vacation with you all. On to this DIY look, I made this bell sleeves wiggle dress with gold butterflies printed fabric about a month ago to attend a wedding ceremony and I love it so much that I wore it to church again this past Sunday. The mint of the fabric is a perfect pastel color for the spring/summer season. I simply paired the dress with gold accessories to compliment the gold print on the fabric. For those that sew, I have a pattern review below...:)
Pattern Review: McCalls 5927 (Out-of-Print)
Pattern Description: Above or below mid-knee length dresses A, B, C, D, E have fitted bodice, sleeveless or sleeve length variations, waist seam, tucked skirt, side slant pockets, back zipper and hemline slit.
Pattern Sizing: It came in a size (14-20) and I cut a size 14.
Fabric Used: Keepsake Calico Cotton Fabric (HERE)
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't follow the instructions, but I read through it and it looked easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the variations the pattern offers and it's also very easy to modify.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I made a lot of changes with this pattern including shortening the bodice by about 3 inches, lengthening the skirt part by 4 inches and tapering the shape as well. I did pleats instead of tucks as per the pattern instructions. I also shortened the sleeves and added bell sleeves by using 30x10inches fabric which I gathered to create the bell sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes & Yes! I am obsessed with the wiggle silhouette and bell sleeves. 
This hairstyle is the best protective style I have done since I became natural, it's going on 6 weeks now and I still love it. Too bad I gotta take it out soon...:(
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!


  1. I loooove this entire outfit .. love the bell sleeves and the fabric

  2. really love the bell sleeves!!! nice fabric!

  3. Looove the way you added the sleeves.

  4. Love this look and the gold details added to it. You look fab


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