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|McCall's: 6711 - Type:Coordinates |
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|Posted on:||3/3/13 11:02 AM |
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Pattern Sizing:I chose the dress and cut a size 16. I usually do a 1" FBA but there was plenty of ease listed on the pattern so I omitted that step. I am long waisted so I added 1" to the bodice length but I could have added a little more.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did look like the drawing on the envelope.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but I have some issues with the instructions on the envelop...to whit: "additional notions and details in the inside instructions". I would have like to know what size/type of elastic to use at the waist, but that was never included anywhere in the instructions (I measured and used 3/4" non-roll). Also, on the pattern itself, there is a notch on the bodice waistline that should match up with the skirt, and there are 7 notches on the skirt none of which are marked corresponding to the different size. Since the skirt is gathered, matching the two pattern pieces is more than a little impossible.
Finally, and I guess this comes under the heading "Poor Drafting", the back bodice piece is cut on the fold line, but the front bodice piece is cut as two separate pieces resulting a seam line down the front of the bodice. Since I had a pretty wild pattern (and not a lot of fabric to spare) I wasn't able to fit the front bodice pieces to match, nor could I find a place where I could the front as a single piece
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the lines and the summery look and feel of the pattern. Also, the neck-line is not cut too low IMHO. Dislikes are purely personal: I REALLY dislike gathering - and this dress has a LOT of gathers.
Fabric Used:A light weight poly crincley mystery fabric from Joanne's that was in a friend's stash and given to me as a "thanks for taking care of the dog while I was on vacation" present. I decided to show the wrong side of the fabric because I didn't like the glitter highlights on the right side of the fabric and I interline the dress with a white rayon lining fabric since it was fairly sheer and the glittery highlights were scratchy.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: See above...if I made it again, I would probably draft a short sleeve (my arms DO NOT look like Michelle Obama's, thank you very much!)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I would sew it again but not very soon. I would recommend it others, as long as they are aware of some the drafting/instruction issues.
Conclusion: A fairly easy, cute summery dress (and you can twirl in it!), but watch out for the drafting issues and buy enough fabric to handle the matching issues.
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