Friday, November 6, 2009

Finally......McCall's 5973

I know I have been talking about this dress forever and I finally finished it! I am so happy with the way that it turned out and I can't wait to wear it to dinner on Saturday!

Oh, and I finally found some pictures of the dress that was my inspiration:

If you ever watched the show "The Game" that used to air on the CW then you know this is the character Melanie Barnett. I fell in love with this dress, right down to the fabric choice, when I saw this episode but could never find anything at the store or a pattern that would be a good foundation to start with until I found this one.

Ok moving on, here is my review:

Pattern Description: A Create it! pattern from McCall's. I made the version that is a mid-knee length dress with self-faced front neck band band, elbow length sleeves, and back zipper.

Pattern Sizing:
6-22. I cut a 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mine is so much better!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. Everything is pretty straight forward so I have no complaints. The directions were broken into sections for bodice, sleeves, waist inset, and skirt so you can find the set that corresponded to your look and go from there.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really loved this pattern and have no dislikes.

Fabric Used: A floral print charmeuse from fabric dot com

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None. For construction I machine stitched all seams and then serged the edges to prevent fraying. For the waist inset, I opted to stitch in the ditch rather than slip stitch the inside down.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may possibly sew this again in a shorter sleeve version but I doubt it. There are a ton of other dresses I want to make but I do recommend this dress to others.

Conclusion: Fabulous pattern and I am very pleased with the end result. Can't wait until the Hubby sees it!

Bottom Line:
Fabric: 3 yds @ $2.49/yd=7.47
Pattern: $.99
Zipper: $1.79
Notions: facing from stash

Total: $10.25


Mz.Choize said...

Wowzers! Your dress is beautiful,way better than hers.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous dress.

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