McCall’s 7874 – Sewing Pattern Review


In our IG live session we took a look at the McCall’s 7874 activewear pattern. We spoke about the pattern in great detail and provided some insight into working through the pattern instructions. This post is a summary of that discussion, along with some additional details.

This pattern is designed for moderate and two-way stretch knits. If you are new to working with knits, I suggest taking a look at our post on Sewing Knits Without a Serger. I will like to start by saying that this is a great activewear pattern. If you like wearing full or high waist leggings, you will love this design. There are a few variations available for the pull over top and the pattern can be customized in so many ways. There are two different necklines and variation on the cuffs. The top has elongated sleeves with a thumb opening in the cuff. We made view  D, but used colour blocking with white and rose pink knit.

The leggings are comfortably fitted and the band across the waist can be left tall or folded over. The seams in the top can be embellished to add a beautiful detailing to the design. The instructions for this pattern is super easy to follow and the finished garments fit beautifully.

The pieces are great for throughout the year and can be made in a range of knit fabrics to accommodate different climates. The pocket area is the most tricky part of the project.

Pattern Details

Brand:  McCall’s
Difficulty Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Techniques Involved:

  • Working With Knits
  • Pocket
  • Top Stitching

Materials We Used:

  • Cotton Spandex Knit
  • Iron-on Pellon Fusible Knit Interfacing (light to medium weight interfacing)
  • Thread to match

Tools Required:

No special tools are required; however, a walking foot can be useful.

I hope you found this information helpful. If you will like more details, comment below or visit us on Instagram @craftedspaces to view a video of the live session.

Happy Stitching!

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