Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review RequestsAdd a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
McCall's: 3926 - Type:Dresses    printable version
Viewed 1374 times 2 more reviews
Review rated Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 9 people   
Reviewed by:Margaret
photo
Friend of PR
About Margaretstarstarstarstar
NA GERMANY
Member since: 11/4/02
Reviews written: 290
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 46 people
patterns reviewed: 270
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:6/27/03 1:52 AM
Last Updated:6/27/03 9:39 AM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 


To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
thumbsup Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
<< Previous      Next >>
8 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Rhonda Noah said...
Wonderful review! It's very helpful. The dress looks really nice and from the photo it certainly looks wearable.
6/27/03 5:59 AM
els said...
What a great review,this is certainly a big help for others who want to make the same dress.The dress looks nice. About the facing you can help them stay inside by sewing them at your shoulderseams.It is a good idea to staystitch the wide neckline.The shoulderback seam is always nearly 1 /2 inch longer than the front shoulderseam when you draft patterns ,because of the better fit.So that is not old fashioned.Your "problem "with finnishing the tie pieces , you can solve the next time by using fussible transfer web ( the kind you can fuse hems ),with a pair of tweezers grap the fabric and tuck it inside the tie ,put a small piece of web tuck it in and press.It is a pitty that your links HERE and BETTER does not works.
6/27/03 8:33 AM
Pam Z said...
Thanks for the thorough review Margaret. Lots of helpful information. Your dress is pretty.
6/27/03 11:32 AM
cindyann said...
What an excellent review. The dress is very nice. Really pretty.
6/27/03 12:16 PM
Ann C said...
Congratulations on another well-written review, very informative and you certainly forewarned us about the kinks in this nevertheless interesting pattern. For all the headaches, enjoy your dress!
6/27/03 7:02 PM
Margaret said...
Thanks for all the compliments! Sorry about the links; I fixed them this morning but didn't have time to say anything about that. About the facing, it comes out in back even though it has been sewn at the shoulder seams, because the neckline is so wide... so something else does need to be done to prevent that on this pattern. Thanks for the fusible web tip. I think part of the problem with the ties was that I was trying to use Fasturn and they were not the right size for any of the tubes. Cutting them on the bias or in a different width would have helped too, with the Fasturn, but the fusible web idea would help anyone whether they had this tool or not. :)
6/27/03 11:00 PM
Margaret said...
Hm... it looks like the links fix this morning maybe wouldn't have worked from every computer... there was something funny about resolving the hostname, so I just changed it again. Hopefully it works now.
6/27/03 11:06 PM
JenniferBee said...
Thank you for an excellent review Margaret. I've had this pattern in the stash for a couple of years and found it this morning along with the fabric I had purchased. I will now give it ago as I can follow your review and hopefully fix the problems with it. Jennifer PS Love your fabric
9/24/05 4:43 PM
Login
Online Sewing Classes
Put it on the Bias
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
Put it on the Bias

Online Sewing Classes
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Vogue Patterns 1052
photo
Review by marjenann on 9/25/10
Read Review

Oliver S Sketchbook Shirt Shorts Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )
Oliver   S Sketchbook Shirt   Shorts Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6251 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
McCalls 6251 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Colette Patterns 1022 Iris
photo
Review by SueT on 5/21/13
Read Review

Lily Bird Studio Overall / Romper/ Jumpsuit Digital Pattern
Lily Bird Studio Overall / Romper/ Jumpsuit Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.90
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver S Fairy Tale Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )
Oliver   S Fairy Tale Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 6m-4 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Soho Coat Pattern
Sewing Workshop Soho Coat Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Christine Jonson Swirl Skirt & Ruffle Top
Christine Jonson Swirl Skirt & Ruffle Top

Details
Price: $18.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag


Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us