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Posted on:4/15/14 5:20 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6893 by phieldsie

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $19.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Polyester Shantung  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Lined dresses with close-fitting, boned bodice with princess seams, with or without shoulder straps, overlay variations, waistband. Skirt variations: semi-fitted straight skirt with flounce, gathered short semi-fitted straight skirt or short flounced or long gathered skirt. Invisible back zipper. 3/4 sleeves or sleeveless bodices.

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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The bodice front looked identical to the pattern. I modified the skirt and the bodice back.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, though an inexperienced sewer would benefit from more detail in some sections.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the opportunity to use the various options and create a personal style.

Fabric Used: Synthetic dupioni for the skirt and boned bodice, cotton lace for the bodice overlay.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: To reproduce a style seen on the Bloomingdale's website, I changed the bodice back overlay to a v-neck and added two additional overskirt tiers with pressed pleats.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend the style to others and might sew it for my daughter again using another variation offered by the pattern, such as the straight skirt and 3/4-length sleeves.


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Sheseams said...
Lovely dress, you did very nice job!
4/15/14 5:34 PM
supizoo said...
I love your modifications!
4/15/14 5:40 PM
marjieco said...
It would be nice to see your inspiration. Your finished dress is very pretty.
4/15/14 7:46 PM
TJSEWS said...
It's gorgeous! Love the color too!
4/15/14 9:20 PM
Nessa09 said...
This is beautiful!
4/15/14 10:44 PM
Quickie said...
Those who have yhis on will be the beauty-queen of the party
4/16/14 4:29 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
The way you've pleated the skirt is simply beautiful and the lace bodice compliments it so well. Congrats on your first review!
4/16/14 7:05 AM
Jaxxy said...
so pretty!!
4/16/14 9:07 AM
SewWil said...
Beautiful dress! Great job!
4/16/14 9:27 AM
STARG said...
Very nice dress. I love the panels in the front, they drape very nicely.
4/16/14 9:44 AM
Onyee said...
This is stunning! Excellent job.
4/16/14 12:07 PM
grays08 said...
This is a stunning color and just beautifully done.
4/16/14 5:25 PM
chuichoy said...
So pretty and different! Especially like the skirt and bodice back. Looks elegant
4/17/14 7:43 AM
chenille said...
Gorgeous! Love those colors!
4/18/14 2:11 AM
becca a said...
Gorgeous dress!
4/18/14 10:59 PM
arianamaniacs said...
Gorgeous! Your dress blows the inspiration away!
4/23/14 6:17 PM
michellep74 said...
Gorgeous dress!
4/29/14 1:58 PM
kushami said...
You did an amazing job on all the ontricate pleats on the skirt. Your daughter looks gorgeous! Does she have a special event to wear it to?
5/1/14 7:01 AM
petro said...
Beautiful dress, great job with the overlays and the lace.
5/2/14 6:56 AM
material excess said...
5/8/14 1:59 PM
CallMeSu said...
Very nice!!!
5/10/14 3:47 PM
butterflyfly said...
Stunning dress! Well done!
6/5/14 6:26 PM
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