Thursday, November 8

Review & reminder

McCall's 5518

Photoshoot directed & produced by kiddo.

Size:
M

Pattern Critique: I'm not sure what drew me to this pattern. It is that loose & shape hiding style I am usually drawn to, but this one is not particularly......cute or even remotely stylish. The pattern cover is even bland, but I just had to make it. Maybe it was the pockets....

As it looks, it is really easy. It's your basic front, back, neck facings and sleeves - which were put in flat. I have never used a pattern that called for attaching the sleeve flat. There is topstitching down the front center seam and on the pockets. It was fun to make.

Fabric: Walmart $1 special satin-back stretch crepe. Rayon thread for topstitching.

Modifications: none for fit since this was a sack. I didn't hem the dress because I was afraid of that rounded hem, so I just serged it with pretty, shiny threads in the loopers.

Results: I don't know. I don't like the way the shoulder seam hangs, it makes my shoulders look broader. I looked closer at the pattern and that's how it should fit. Kiddo says I look like a doctor, and I probably do. Of course it is comfy. I'll wear it today & see how I feel.


Last call & reminder about the free patterns: Make sure you send me an email! I have confirmed about 5 requests so far. I think there may a couple of people who didn't email me yet. I'm mailing them out tomorrow only.

Still unclaimed are:

McCall's 4652/12-18

Burda 8309/8-18

Butterick 4454/6-12

Simplicity 4946/6-12

McCall's 5096/6-12

14 comments:

cidell said...

I completly (and respectfully) disagree with you. I loooove this on you. It's fun and casual and really cute.

Nik said...

it really looks cute belted.

and you can just give me those shoes.

Stephanie said...

I'll take the Butterick pattern. I'm e-mailing you right now...

toya said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

christina said...

Sizzling hot!!

I especially like the last pic where you have the belt and the sleeves slightly rolled up so the black sleeves below are peeking out. McCalls needs to put you on the front of the pattern envelope instead of those boring ladies.

Erica B. said...

Don't you just love clothes you can throw on? LOL I like it belted too!

Katie Alender said...

You can send the McCalls pattern with the New Look I already requested (to Studio City, CA).

Thanks!

Kathleen C. said...

The cut may be simple, bt that color! It really sings on you! And the combination with the black accessories is very sophisticated.
If the shoes don't fit Nik I'll take them! Whew... hot!

Lovely said...

I REALLY like it. I think it has a very retro mod look! Rock it!!!

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Reethi said...

If you are still giving them away, I'd love the Simplicity pattern. Thanks!

I like the dress belted. And its a great color!

gold said...

Girl you are looking good in that!!!Great job!Love the color on you!

flytie said...

pretty color, and you look gorgeous, as usual. :-)

Robin said...

I love that dress on you! MMMmmm, the black tights and the cool boots- yep. Like it with or without the belt.
Well done.

Kat said...

LOVE IT! What a great color and style on you.