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|Reviewed by:||stonecutter17|| |
|Posted on:||4/6/14 6:43 PM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 8 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Dresses Lingerie |
|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Misses Shirt Dress
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I have tried to make a collar once before and failed. I tried again with this pattern and I just wasn't getting it. Then I watched a YouTube video of someone making a collar and suddenly it all clicked. So yes, the instructions were helpful and correct once I understood the concept.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
First - finally a shirt dress pattern that doesn't just look like a really long shirt! I like that a lot about this pattern - you get an actual dress you can wear, not a super long shirt that you need to wear with leggings because it's cut too high on the side. It's also a tailored look, so again, you don't have to bunch a baggy shirt with a belt.
The only dislike was that there was quite a bit of hand sewing. However, I must say, the hand sewing does make it look really nice and actually didn't take that long. And because of it, this is the first item I've made that I wouldn't mind showing the inside.
A soft denim.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I took out all, and I do mean all the top back gathers. I left in only the minimum about of bottom back gathers. I understand why that gathering is there, but I just don't like it. And this is the joy of sewing, yes? You make it the way you like it! I also though the cuffs were too big for my liking, so I trimmed mine down. Then, when I had two extra buttons left over, I thought they would look cute on the cuffs, so I added them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Honestly, I might make this again as a shirt because I really like the tailoring. I do recommend it, but if you are like me and are incredibly lazy and looking for any excuse to skip hand sewing, this probably isn't the pattern for you. I tried to find any way possible to machine sew the hand sewn parts, and I found no shortcuts. Patient, experienced, sewists? You'll love it.
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