Wednesday, February 12, 2014

McCalls 6533 - Non Selfish Sewing Part II

The second dress that I made for Ms. Sharon was McCalls 6553 - part of their Fashion Star range. This is quite a fun pattern - another very easy one to sew, and would a fabulous summer dress.


I used a cotton fabric that I bought last year for making a shirt.  It has woven stripes on it and is rather lovely! 


I lined the dress with Bemberg and a touch of lace on the bottom hem.  As you can see, I faux flat felled the seams - including the princess seams on the front.


The back of the dress has a large pleat and there is a simple button a loop closure - I put the button on after these photos, so if you look closely you may see a pin holding the back closed!!



The dress has pockets in the side seams and a belt made out of self fabric that cinches just the front of the dress giving it a 1920's kind of vibe.

The only problem with this is the front neckline.  For some reason, it drags when it is on Netty - so until Ms. Sharon tries it on, I won't know for sure if that is a problem.

Again, I am happy with the construction of both of these dresses, but I am slightly nervous about whether they would fit or not.  Whilst I am not an expert on fit - I am certainly getting better, and I am just hoping that these look good!

6 comments :

  1. So beautifully sewn! The design and fabric are so light and simple that your careful work really shines!

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  2. Love them.. Hope they fit.. Know she will love them.. Happy sewing.

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  3. Very nice. I know what you mean about fitting others. No matter how many things I make for my daughter I'm always convinced it won't fit and it always does. By the way, I love snow too but 50cms. this time is about a foot too much!!! Lol.

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    1. Diana - for some reason your comment posted twice . . . .so I deleted the second one :)

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  5. Thank you all for your kind comments. Miss Sharon is thrilled with her dresses and will be wearing one of them this evening for her Eastern Star meeting - I have instructed my brother to get some photos!!

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