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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 6279 (misses and women's dress and belt)

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Posted on:3/28/11 11:09 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 13 people   
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Maree P said... (10/17/11 5:10 PM) Reply
This is a great dress and looks really good on you. I am late commenting ...but hope your thesis defense went well.
barebear said... (4/4/11 8:09 PM) Reply
Thanks everyone!
andread said... (4/4/11 1:20 AM) Reply
Love it! That's it .. I'm making this one next.
VirginiasDghter said... (3/29/11 3:33 PM) Reply
Very nice dress! Nice job!
milwaukee_kelly said... (3/29/11 1:37 PM) Reply
I love this; thanks for sharing. I have to check this pattern out.
Kat B. said... (3/29/11 1:30 PM) Reply
Great dress! I wouldn't worry about the shoulder bump as it looks very much like what I see in a lot of RTW right now.
Sheila457 said... (3/29/11 1:07 PM) Reply
The dress looks fabulous on you. I have this pattern and a must sew for Spring/Summer.
lakaribane said... (3/29/11 12:14 PM) Reply
I love it! I think I'm making one in denim.
susiestitcher said... (3/29/11 11:39 AM) Reply
Very chic coat dress. It looks great on you. I think the shoulder bump is related to a combination of the position of your arm and the length of the sleeve, since it comes to your elbow. When your arm is down, the sleeve has room to flow downward toward the armband. When you raise your arm, the position of things changes and there is suddenly a slightly shorter distance between shoulder and elbow as your arm moves upward, plus the sleeve no longer has a straight shot downward for the fabric to flow, so the sleeve fabric moves upward toward the shoulder seam to accommodate it, which would be the easiest way for it to move unrestricted. I think all puffed sleeves do something similar, but depending on how short or how puffed the sleeve is, the degree of pouf varies. Just a possibility.
MamaSewing said... (3/29/11 10:07 AM) Reply
Wonderful dress, everything about it looks good to me and your lining is so fun!
4u2cme said... (3/29/11 9:15 AM) Reply
The dress is lovely on you. You did a great job. Thanks for the review.
Lori V said... (3/29/11 7:58 AM) Reply
That is a super-cute dress.
becca a said... (3/29/11 7:55 AM) Reply
Your dress is fabulous! I love the trench style. Your shoulder bump picture is adorable.
Rosesred said... (3/29/11 6:29 AM) Reply
Brilliant dress. According to my sewing teacher a couple of years ago, a slight shoulderbump is a sign of a job well done. It means you managed to set in the sleeve perfectly!
Terri A said... (3/29/11 2:42 AM) Reply
This is a great review and a fabulous dress. Love your photos!
barebear said... (3/29/11 2:35 AM) Reply
Thanks for the input on the shoulder bump! I'm probably stressing over nothing, something that I'd likely completely overlook/adore if it were RTW. :)
arianamaniacs said... (3/29/11 2:32 AM) Reply
BTW, I don't think the bump is as bad as you think. It's normal with the gathered sleeve top. In fact my trench does the same thing =) I'll bet you money nobody ever notices it
arianamaniacs said... (3/29/11 2:30 AM) Reply
I love your dress! In fact I'm wearing a trench this morning in this exact same style in deep magenta. I was walking into work thinking: I need a dress like this trench...I'll have to grab this pattern!
SewWil said... (3/29/11 1:19 AM) Reply
Great job on this dress. It looks very nice on you. Fun fabric choice for the lining.
Aroura said... (3/29/11 0:06 AM) Reply
Great dress, very good details! I wish I had a suggestion about the shoulder bump, but I don't think it looks bad. So many wovens have this, I think it looks pretty normal. Anyway, beautiful job on the dress, the topstitching is fantastic!
Scheri said... (3/28/11 11:47 PM) Reply
I am so glad you did this review. Your dress is fabulous! I will add add this to my "must" list.
Christas said... (3/28/11 11:20 PM) Reply
Very lovely dress! I'm not sure how to get rid of the shoulder bump, but the pic sure is cute. I love the lining and your topstitching looks wonderful ...... very nice sewing!
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