|McCall's: 5425 (Miss Petite Dresses and Belt) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||6/24/13 0:06 AM |
|Pattern Size:||Regular Petite |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Misses' pullover straight dress in two lengths, has slit at the center back neckline with shoulder straps extending from the front and the back neck casings, straps can be tied and made in a contrast fabric, optional belt and walking slit at the center back lower edge.
I made dress B, with contrasting straps and belt.
I used size 8 and added some flare below the waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it is similar. My dress is longer and has a A-line shape.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the band of fabric inserted through the neck casings that turns into shoulder straps.
I love the waist tie belt and the front and back gathered neckline.
However, I flared and widened the dress below the waist for more shape and ease in movement.
Linen Rayon blend; Rayon Challis (contrast fabric)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Based on the finished measurements, I did not use my regular size 12. I sewed the dress in size 8, with armholes being 6.
I lowered the back neck by removing 1 3/4" from the back upper edge and I made the shoulder straps in size 14.
The dress was lengthened by 1 1/4" and has a 5/8" narrow hem.
I flared the dress below the waist by grading out the side seams and widening the lower edge by 13 1/2".
I omitted the back walking slit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again as I love very much the style. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick project and an easy sleeveless dress.
Dress simple and fast to sew up with an adjustable gathered neckline.