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|Reviewed by:||Nancysewingbskt|| |
|Posted on:||4/24/14 4:52 PM |
McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $18.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Shirting - Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
This pattern includes a number of variations on the shirt dress. Options include sleeveless, short sleeve, elbow sleeve w/tab. Contrast band or shirt tail hem options, as well as a hat.
I made up a size 10. This seemed to be perfect for a 36" bust in my opinion. There was just the right amount of ease for me- I don't like to be swimming in my clothes. Generally speaking, I go down a size or two from the suggested measurement/size w/Vogue/Butterick/McCall's, since they allow for a LOT of ease.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think the pattern illustration is fairly accurate. Actually, the made up garment on the pattern would have led me to AVOID buying the pattern, but I really like how it turned out in the fabric I used.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, I was able to easily follow the instructions. I particularly thought that the instructions/illustrations for the placket were easy, compared with some other patterns I've used. However, the placket and collar did turn out a little wider/bigger than I like on a shirt, aesthetically.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Pros: I'm really happy about the overall shape. The ease seems to be reasonable with this pattern, and I particularly like how the ties give it a bit more shapeliness. It looks better on a body than on the mannequin.
Cons: As mentioned, I think the collar size and placket band seem a bit large in relation to the rest of the pattern. They just look exaggerated. Also, the placket slopes outward, which makes the lines of the plaid look a little wonky (minor complaint)
I used a plaid shirting that I absolutely love. It's got a very cheerful, 50's camp shirt feel to it. I did the pockets and placket on the bias to give a bit more visual interest.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the shirt tail hem a couple inches in the front and back. I imagine on a taller person the proportion would look right, but I'm 5'4"ish so I just brought it to above the knee.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Would absolutely sew this again! I think it's going to be great for summer, but also will be throwing it over some leggings and boots for the fall. Would look great made up in a variety of prints.
Perfect, simple shirt dress. Great summer project!
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