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McCall's: 6349 (Misses Dress) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Posted on:11/5/13 7:54 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
I made modifications to the pattern to turn it into a strapless dress with maxi skirt. I chose View C of the dress because I like the sweetheart neckline. I used the underlining/lining bodice pieces instead of the shell piece because it had princess seams and was easier to construct.

Pattern Sizing:
I used size 6, A/B cup size.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use the instructions as it was quite easy to construct the bodice.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the sweet heart neckline and the gathered skirt.

Fabric Used: 2 meters of floral cotton.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- No shoulder straps
- Lengthened skirt to 1 meter (floor length maxi)
- Took the centre back seam at the top by 4cm on each side! Big no-no, but it was too late for a proper adjustment
- Added handmade bust padding and bra cups to the bodice to give it for shape and structure

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I highly recommend this pattern as the bodice is very flattering. I am already working on another version of this dress, also a maxi dress. Also floral, hehe.

Conclusion:
I think this pattern is a great project for a beginner as it is easy to construct (gotta love princess seams). Very versatile as it can be made into a casual dress or a formal gown, just by using different fabrics.

I have more photos on my blog and also links to the tutorials I used to make the bust padding and bra cups.

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DianeLL said...
You did such a beautiful job on this dress. Very very pretty.
11/5/13 8:17 PM
sew4grands said...
Lovely dress, great job sewing it.
11/6/13 5:55 AM
canei said...
Nice, nice, nice!!!!
11/6/13 7:50 AM
caper81 said...
Gorgeous dress, and very helpful review & blog post:)
11/6/13 8:57 AM
MrsCharisma said...
So pretty!
11/6/13 9:14 AM
SewWil said...
Beautiful dress!!!
11/6/13 9:44 AM
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