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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Finished: McCall's 7562



*~LOVE~* 

Eek! I fell for this one right away and decided I had to have it when I booked the Disney vacation. Right away, I also knew I'd be using this fabric. It's a precut piece from Fabric Mart. I had 2 yards and would be cutting it close. 

I ended up having to cut on the crossgrain to get the pieces to fit. I also didn't have any option to try to match the motif at the side seams. I cut a size Medium and made no fit adjustments. I had to change some things about construction as this poly crepe is extremely spongey and takes a lot of work to press.

The ties on the sleeve are supposed to be folded in fourths (press a center line, press each side to the center, fold the entire thing in half and topstitch). Nope. I ended up just sewing a tube and turning it. I used a 3/8" seam so it wouldn't turn out too narrow. It's slightly wider than intended, but that's okay.  I also left off the pockets.

The cold-shoulder was serged, double-turned and topstitched. The sleeve hem was serged and turned up just once and topstitched.


The front placket was to have seam allowances pressed in place before attaching but I couldn't do that. I attached it to the front and then worked it out! I had my front looking pretty good but then realize I didn't fully catch the under placket. I had to rip it out, which the crepe didn't like, and now I have a bit of a fold there. I think with the print and a necklace, it's fiiiiine.


That spot where the print is lightened? That's from me unpicking. 

I have fairly narrow shoulders so the neckline doesn't sit open enough to show the split neck on me. 


The bias neck binding is attached and then the front placket encases it.


Double turned hem

Lastly, the dress has a faced hem. It's a nice detail with the shaped hem but I decided to leave it.  Before I hemmed it I was not happy about the length. It felt very nightgown-ish. But then I hemmed it and it's okay!! It could be a *tiny* bit shorter but I like it. I could do with a slash and spread on the back for the bum. Another 1-2" right at the butt would be perfect.



I want to make the longer view too and could see making the others as well! I predict this pattern will definitely get some mileage this spring and summer!



23 comments:

  1. This is so cute on you and I love the fabric you chose. I feel tempted to get this pattern based on how great it looks on you. Looking at the pattern cover illustration, the neckline looks more scooped than yours. Did you raise the neckline? (or perhaps the illustration is not 100% accurate). I like your neckline!

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    1. Thanks Tomasa!

      I am almost certain that the neckline looks completely different on my because of narrow shoulders and shallow chest. I think I mentioned taking a tuck from the neckline next time. This should help it sit where it's supposed to. Although I don't find the neck split worth the work and I also thought to just cut it with a scoop front.

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  2. looks good!
    I like the fabric/pattern combo. Should be perfect for a vacation dress!

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    1. Thanks!! Yes! I find these kind of breezy dresses 10x better than say, shorts and a tee for me

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  3. Well look at you! I love this version! And I love Fabricmart Fabrics pre-cuts! I wish they had an even bigger selection...Anyhow, what a great vacation and spring/summer piece. The shoulder detail is awesome!

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    1. Thank you!!! I have loved every single pre-cut that I've used so far!

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  4. I love this dress! The split sleeves are such a great detail. Will have to add this one to my list... :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It would look so cute on you!

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  5. Soooo cute. You are going to rock that dress in Florida.

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    1. Thank you! I'll be cool as a cucumber! Just have to stay away from the 'gators!

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  6. Love it.. Looks so cute on you.. Fantastic fabric for this dress.
    Congrats on the disney trip.. Have fun.

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  7. Very cute and it looks great on you. I really need to start buying from Fabric Mart. They have beautiful fabric.

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    1. Thank you!! I have gotten a bad apple here and there but it's so few and far between. Their quality and pricing make them my go-to. And their pre-cuts are really fantastic quality!

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  8. It looks so good! I need to have another look at this pattern.

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  9. You look so cute in this! Love!

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  10. Oh my gosh but I love this dress! So cute on you. Now I have to get this pattern. I think it could be a cute top cut shorter of course.

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  11. Its super cute and looks very feminine

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  12. It's amazing how such a simple little pattern can produce such a great result! This does look so good on you and I love the shoes you have chosen to wear with it too, great look!

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  13. What a great versatile dress! Really pretty too! I bought this one too and I'm looking for the right fabric for it.

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  14. Cute dress. You and Tomasa are "encouraging" me to try it. Thanks!

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