Saturday, May 28, 2011

TNT Dress

I have been working on a dress sloper for a few months. Life and work has been hectic around here and I have not had much time for sewing. Anyway in previous post I wrote about working on a dress and I had some problems fitting the back. Eventually I decide to try a Vintage pattern in my stash and BINGO I was able to finally get a pretty decent fit.

Project Details:

Pattern: McCalls 7815- Vintage Pattern- 1965

Pattern Sizing: 16- Bust 36.

Description: Three-panel, lightly fitted and flared dress. Sleeveless dress has lightly scooped interfaced neckline, center back zipper, French darts at the front.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? I think it's identical!

Fabric: Floral Cotton from my stash

Underlining: cotton batiste

Where the instructions easy to follow?

I did not read the pattern instructions, the pattern was only 3-pieces. I did use Vogue Vintage Sewing as reference

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love the simplicity of the style. I did not like the flare; it made my hips look toooo wide so I made the dress into an A-line.

Pattern alterations or design changes you made:

I took 1” short back adjustment, swayback adjustment, sloped shoulder adjustment, and I lengthen the center back and center front length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will be sewing this dress over and over again. It is a versatile that can be made in a variety of fabrics. I will recommend a similar pattern since this is a vintage pattern.

It is 1am I am going to bed, my next post you will pic of me wearing this dress. By the way the dress is a wearable muslin.


Sheila said...

Very pretty dress. Have a great weekend.

Carolyn said...

Great dress! I love the print.
Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog...

Sewingadicta said...

Beautiful dress!

gwensews said...

That's quite pretty. Love the floral print!

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