Sunday, December 12, 2010

McCall's 5974 Perfect Knit Dress

I sewed a fun winter dress for myself using McCall's 5974.  I lined it with tricot to be a little warmer & more convenient than wearing a slip.  I did not bother to do my hair or makeup, sorry!
During holiday season, the cutting table makes a great gift wrapping table!

Are you busy?  Yes, I am too!  But DH had to be away Friday night, so I sewed a lot that night and on Saturday morning.  Lots to do, though!   I imagine I will be posting again before Christmas, but if not - I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
Happy sewing :)

22 comments:

  1. Your new knit dress is fantastic! It is so flattering on you. You look like you have a *perfect* hourglass figure (maybe you do!) Thanks for the notes on how you made your adjustments.

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  2. Thank you Karin! I give credit to the pattern! I think it is a very flattering style.

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  3. Your dress looks perfect on you. I love this dress pattern so much and had to look to see if I had the pattern, and yay, I do :)

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. The dress does look very nice.

    I'm eager to check out the revised pattern with sleeves. So basically, you used the smaller sized sleeve pattern but added to the front and back at the ends of the seam?

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  5. Look at you pretty Lady (whistling)! You are working that dress! Beautiful dress and that print is perfect!

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  6. very pretty dress, it looks fantastic on you.

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  7. Excellent dress. I have to check this pattern out!

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  8. Great dress! And I found the notes on pattern adjustment very helpful.

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  9. Your new dress looks fabulous! Love the print!

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  10. That looks so lovely on you! And sexy, too.

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  11. Like the previous commenters I have to say that dress gives you a gorgeous shape, in fact, I think it might have to go on my 'must sew' list.

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  12. You look wonderful! That dress really works for you.

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  13. You look gorgeous in this dress. Is it for traveling?

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  14. Very flattering dress. I love the colors in the print too.

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  15. Beautiful dress! I love the style and the print is gorgeous! This will look wonderful at festive parties!

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  16. Your new dress is fabulous.

    On the shoulder width adjustment, though, there is another way to adjust shoulder width without alteraing the armscye at all. You just cut a vertical line down from the shoulder and a horizontal line across from the side seam until the meet. Then you lift the whole armscye piece out, move it inwards as much as necessary and tape in place. Redraw the shoulder line from neckline to shoulder point.(This makes the shoulder line more sloped but smaller shoulders are always more sloped.) And Bob's your uncle! Dead easy and takes two minutes. Doesn't alter your grainlines or armscye. I never understand why people hesitate to alter the shoulder. It's so easy.

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  17. hey Ruth, so nice to hear from someone in Turkey! I would love to visit your country some day.
    I think I follow what you are saying - and if you are moving the entire armscye down, I agree! But when the smaller armscye is moved vetically, it really does create a larger armhole. The shoulder is a size 10 but the torso at the armpit level is a larger size. The result is an armsyce that is a combination of the larger size at the base of the armhole (the armpit) and the smaller size at the sleeve cap. Thanks for commenting and hope to see you here again :)

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  18. Looks like a good traveling dress! It's very becoming.

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  19. Love the dress, great length, too! I lined my daughter's sweater dress in tricot, and it is great - much easier than fussing with a slip and is a tiny bit warmer.

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  20. Love the colors and print! Very festive.

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  21. Who needs to do their hair with such a cute dress! LOL! Seriously, this dress is super pretty.

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  22. Perfect dress. And love your explanations of the pattern changes.

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