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|Reviewed by:||Lori V|| |
|Posted on:||1/27/14 11:44 AM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 5 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Easy to Sew Dresses |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
tapered, above mid knee lined dresses, with yoke front and back, V shaped side front, sleeveless and short sleeve variations and zip. Affords colour blocking potential. I made version C with contrast yoke, sleeves and sides.
4 to 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, very much, just didn't fabric choices
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow. The trickiest part is sewing the insets to the main body of the dress. I marked carefully, reinforced the corners and pinned. This helped tremendously.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the look of the dress design, thought the black at the insets would give the illusion of a waistline (which I need). I was surprised when I saw this pattern was out-of-print, I think it is quite stylish and current.
A houndstooth cotton jersey from Girl Charlee and a black spandex knit also from Girl Charlee
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1" to length but I did forget to lower the bust dart. I was disappointed I forgot this but with the knit, it is a bit more forgiving.
I also lined the dress with a tricot knit.
I did not do the side pieces but redrew the front and back to be one solid piece. I also pinched out the dart when I redrew the piece. Maybe a bit unconventional but it worked for me.
I did use the black fabric for the yokes on the lining, keeping the nude tricot from peaking through at the neckline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would probably sew this again, in another distinctive color combination. Here is an idea for someone houndstooth and royal blue
I love my new dress, it is a confidence booster just wearing it.
more pictures and info on my blog
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