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|McCall's: 6331 (misses romper and dressesGeneration Next) - Type:Dresses |
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|Member since: 5/31/13 |
|Reviews written: 6|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
|patterns reviewed: 6|
|Posted on:||7/1/13 4:12 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/3/13 1:09 AM|
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses Junior Activewear |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Halter dress with close-fitting bodice.
I cut a 12, but ended up taking it in.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The bodice did-- I used a self-drafted circle skirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This was my first sewing project ever, and I was doing everything by hand, so I had to spend a lot of time googling hand-sewing techniques. Joining the bra cups also took a lot of trial and error, but I'm pretty sure I actually had an easier time doing it by hand compared to someone working on a sewing machine. Pressing them was actually the hardest part. I don't have a tailor's ham, so I tried to use a neck pillow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern came with multiple bra-cup sizes, which was really helpful. I originally cut an A/B but found I had to upgrade. It's great for the kind of vintage reproduction dresses I like but can't afford.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the bodice and replaced the skirt with a self-drafted circle skirt. I also added a waist stay for the lulz.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm really happy with how it turned out. If a complete n00b like me can do it using exclusively pre-industrial technology, pretty much anyone can (with a little patience)!
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