This gorgeous dress pattern is one of two cover gifts with our latest Issue 41 which is in shops now. Find out what petite friendly means and how this pattern is designed to fit sizes 6 to 22 and you can adjust it to fit you whether you're below or above average height.

Our latest issue 41 is now available in shops and it comes with 2 free patterns, the cover star is this beautiful dress pattern, McCall's M7536.  It comes with 4 different views and you can mix and match bodice and skirt to create the perfect dress for your body shape.

This pattern says it's Petite, so will it fit me if I'm over 5ft3?

YES it will!

This pattern is labelled as petite, however this pattern is NOT drafted smaller than normal sizes, it just has some specific marks on the pattern to show you how to make it Petite. It's in size 6 through to 22.  We know you all come in lots of wonderful shapes and sizes and this clever pattern is designed to fit as many of you as possible with minimum adjustments needed.

Its very clever. If youre petite you fold the pattern pieces as shown to instantly shorten the length. If you need more or less length there is also a lengthen & shorten line where you cut the pattern piece and overlap or extend and place scrap paper in between.

You can read Diane of Dream Cut Sew's review over on her blog - Review of McCalls 7536In every issue of our magazine, we share a pattern adjustment guide because we all know that achieving the perfect fit is vital. When you spend money on fabric and invest your time into making your own clothing it's crucial that the finished garment looks great on you.

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