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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Finished: McCall's 7465

I didn't know I needed this pattern until I saw Margo's version! Do NOT be surprised if you see multiple iterations of this one over here!

This is so my style!

Pattern Description:

Pullover dress with close-fitting skirt has neckline, sleeve and skirt variations. A, B: Batwing sleeves and cowl neckline. C, D: Short dolman sleeves and scoop neckline. A, D: Ruching on one side of skirt.

Pattern Sizing:

6-14, 14-22. I used a 14/16, as per usual.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes! <3

Were the instructions easy to follow?

They were, although I sewed the simpler version. I didn't review the instructions for the ruched view.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love the fit, the cut-on sleeves, the blousing, the length (I used the longer skirt)...It's so simple but so much impact!

I disliked the neck binding. WAY too long and too wide. I did make mine narrower but would go down another 1/8".

Fabric Used:

Rayon jersey from FM (one of the precuts) in magenta

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I cut a 14 through the neck and shoulder and a 16 for the rest. Normally I would cut a 14 armhole, but this is a cut on sleeve and I have large biceps so I went with the 16. Also, I almost cut the 18 skirt but this is meant to be fitted and I didn't want to chance it being droopy.

*I figured this was a good place to add this...

A comment asked about the skirt pattern pieces. The skirt uses the same front and back piece. I almost traced off a 16 front and 18 back, what I would do normally for a fitted skirt. I JUST recalled that I DID add 1/2" to the side seam on the back piece, because my butt.

THANK YOU Chabe for your question!

The pattern piece is shaped though.

As mentioned, I narrowed the neck binding somewhat.

An all-in-one pic!

Double turned and topstitched hem: Even though it's fitted I didn't see the need for the stretch of a twin-needle finish. 

Neckline binding with my label :-D : Of the 3 labels I ordered from Dutch Label Shop, I am thinking this one is my favorite. FYI there are 5 days left to use the code sewcraftychemist for a 15% discount.

Elastic waist finish: I can't remember now what they instructed but with knits I alway serge first, then stitch at the seam allowance, leaving an opening. After threading the elastic through, I close up the opening and distribute the elastic.


Hem


Armholes


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Oh yes and OH YES! :) If you didn't scoop this one up, you should. 


You can see my binding lifting away from my neck a bit. That's because it was SUPER DUPER EXTRA LONG!!!! Measure your neck opening and decide what length you need based on the stretch of your fabric.

This is what I normally do; I pretty much never use binding pieces in patterns. Blergh.

But I still love it though! And I love the color!!!

Also finished, because I didn't start on my Burda dress this weekend, is M6996 (I decided I needed a bright cardigan and I adore coral) and V1501 (because I went to trace the Burda dress and saw bright yellow fabric and squealed out loud and so, yeah! :-p

Up soon!



35 comments:

  1. Great colour - looks like a pretty quick but classy number ;o)

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  2. I like this dress on you! Your finishing is impeccable too! I like the tip on neckline bindings. I find that I have to adjust a little sometimes too.

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  3. Wow, this is lovely on you. The colour is perfect as well.

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  4. Great dress, so simple but just lovely. I always have bad experience with neck binding pattern pieces too, but usually mine are too small - I worry that I have a large head!

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    1. Thanks Kristy!

      I have a big head for sure! LOL!

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  5. That color looks great on you! Question about the pattern: is the top of the skirt shaped? different pieces for front/back? Or is it just straight/both front and back the same? Just wondering if it's worth getting yet ANOTHER pattern...

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    1. Great question! I added it to the post as well. The skirt is shaped (very nicely!) and the front and back pieces are the same. I added 1/2" to the side seam on the back skirt. I forgot about that!

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  6. This is lovely on you. What an excellent color too.

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  7. Well this is going straight on my wishlist ready for the next online sale! Your dress looks great, I can see why you want to make it again. That fuchsia colour is fabulous on you too.

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    1. Thanks Allison! I bet you would love it! We seem to like a lot of the same patterns :)

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  8. I love it! It looks great on you!!

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  9. super cute and that color looks fab on you. I am soooooo tempted to get this pattern but do I need another dress pattern, I do not!

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    1. C'mon Beth! What's one more pattern!?! :-p

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  10. You look so slim and pretty! Beautiful dress & wonderful color.

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  11. Love this dress on you. The color is fabulous.

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  12. The fit is impeccable. The drape of the fabric is beautiful. I struggle with fit all the time, no matter the pattern. You have a real handle on the fit. Pretty dress on a pretty lady. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Mary Ann! I am lucky!

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  13. I love this style dress too and the color you chose is smokin'! When skirt patterns use the same piece for front and back, I trace separately and do a full-butt adjustment.

    You go girl!

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    1. Thanks L! That is a good tip. And since I know I'll make it again (and again?); I may as well make a back pattern piece.

      OMG I just thought of this in a wool knit for fall. :faints: :-p

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  14. This is really pretty on you, both the style and the color of the fabric! I can see why you'd want make more! (I would too if it looked that good on me!). Also, thank you for providing the code for the labels...I need some and am trying to use it today.

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  15. I love this dress! Very similar to McCall's 6752 which I've made about 3-4 (i really love the pattern)!

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  16. Just used the code and ordered my labels!

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  17. This really is your style! And the color looks great on you.

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  18. Smokin'! This dress pattern...is so good. I already have a few more made...just can't stop! You look amazing in this color too!!

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  19. LOVE the dress!! So many heart eyes. Must add it to my list!

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  20. So pretty! I never understood having the front and back skirt pieces be the same...I must be missing something when it comes to pattern drafting.

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