|McCall's: 8678 (2 hour dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||2/17/13 6:53 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Rayon Challis [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
V-neck pullover dress with or without bust darts, is short-sleeved or sleeveless, has a collar, front ties variations and back ties.
I made view D, without front ties and bust darts.
B(8-10-12); C(10-12-14); D(12-14-16); FW(18-20-22); GW(22-24-26)
I cut size 10 and gave more flare to the dress below the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with lace embellishments.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the simplicity of the dress, the optional front darts and the A-line shape of the dress.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I sewed the pattern (view D) in size 10 instead of my usual 12 and graded out to size 14 from the hips to the hem.
I omitted the front ties and bust darts.
I raised the V-neckline by 1/2". I found it a little low.
For embellisment, I sewed a ruffled lace ribbon along the collar edge and added an 3" wide scalloped lace trim to the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I might sew it again. The dress looks better than I expected and I would recommend this pattern to everyone.
Simple pattern with not many pieces to put together. Easy made pattern with nice results. I like it.