Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Dress - McCalls 6282

I thought about calling this post "A Little Sexy on the Side" because I like the shirred seams on the side of the dress.  Hee, hee.  I finished this dress last week and I even wrote a pattern review for it.
I am loving this dress!  I have the same fabric in brown, sitting on the cutting table in case I get smart and sew another one while I remember how to do it.  Tasia, Sewholic blogger and pattern-maker, posted about making multiples from the same dress pattern.  I agree 100%!



Speaking of pattern-making bloggers, you probably already read this blog, but I am just discovering  SewLisette.  I love the styles of her pattern line for women.   I especially like her aesthetic, which I would describe as current and classic.  

I have some serious de-cluttering to do.  I mean serious!  I have let some cupboards go wild, so I am taking a break from sewing this weekend.  I hate to skip sewing, but it will feel good to get things pared down.

Happy Sewing!

35 comments:

  1. Great looking dress and it looks so good with your new jacket, too.

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  2. I'm not as far along as you in the sewing process; I'm working on my first dress, a rub-off that I made with a sewing teacher, after having taken several classes.

    But I definitely plan to make multiples. It's the one big way to make all the effort pay off, although even when using a tested pattern the experience is going to be different with every fabric, even cotton fabric. Actually, I'm interested to see how the making up process changes.

    I tend to like simple, classic shapes. Simple and classic, especially once you get into tailoring, or more difficult fabrics, are not necessarily easy. With different fabrication and embellishments, one can do a lot of interesting things.

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  3. Wow I love this jacket and the red dress! They look amazing ... everyone should have a red dress. I am not a wearer of the colour brown but this is fabulous.

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  4. This looks great on you! Love the colour combos...

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  5. That dress is gorgeous! I would wear it in a second. Great job as always :)

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  6. RED! I love red! And I love also drape and some gathering like in your dress.
    Fantastic.

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  7. This is a great color on you and a great fit as well. Make the brown! They will both be so versatile in your wardrobe.

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  8. PS: Thanks for the link to Lisette, just bought a pattern...

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  9. Great combo! You said a while back that you thought you need more neutrals, but really, these colors look great on you.

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  10. Robin - this is a beautiful dress on you...just loving it with the jacket...and you should definitely make it again. Right after you finish cleaning sit down and cut and sew it! Like Nike says, just do it! :)

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  11. Beautiful dress! Very impressive hemming.

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  12. Beautiful dress with your great new jacket....and those shoes!!

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  13. Perfect and goes so well with the new jacket!

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  14. You look great in red! I like the side ruching - it looks really flattering, where you'd least expect it too!

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  15. Oh so cute, Robin. What a wonderful outfit, sexy (dress) and sensible (jacket) all in one.

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  16. Those colours look fabulous on you, and you'll be glad you chose a more sedate title for you blog post otherwise you'd get all kinds of undesirables visiting your blog with other things on their mind...

    I love side gathers, such an interesting and flattering detail.

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  17. Such a gorgeous outfit. The bright colours look terrific, and the fit is great. I will check out your review, because I have hardly any patterns at my house and need to expose myself to temptation :)

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  18. This is a great color on you. The whole outfit is really flattering.

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  19. Oooo, lovely dress. The colour is fantastic on you, and from what little I can see, the lines of the dress look super flattering on you, too. :) A++

    (I wish I could steal it from you!)

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  20. Very flattering and stylish. Love it with the jacket.

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  21. Love the dress and what a pretty shade of red. Ruching is a design detail I really like!

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  22. This dress is quite stunning! And quietly sexy and the ruching at the side gives a lovely subtle detail.
    And, great colour! Everyone should have a wonderful red dress like this in their wardrobe. like the LBD, the LRD is equally fabulous.
    Thank you for your comment. I definitely do plan to make more out of the Pattern Magic books!

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  23. Great dress and jacket. And you have the figure for this - go for it and make the brown one for fall.

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  24. This dress suits you down to the ground. It is really flattering and so pretty!

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  25. Love the red dress on you! It is perfect with your new jacket, too.

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  26. Beautiful dress! I really like the combination with the jacket. Such happy colors.

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  27. The dress looks great on you. Red is definitely one of your colors. And hey you can make a top from the same pattern. Neat!

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  28. I love the rouching in this dress - would hide all manner of sins on my body. I like the elegant simplicity of the Lisette styles too, although some the illustrated fabric choices look like she is gunning for a younger audience than the likes of us.

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  29. Fabulous dress! It does look terrific on you. De-cluttering isn't much fun, but you're right the end results are worth it! Good luck!

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  30. Stunning dress and with your new jacket that is one fantastic outfit.

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  31. I hope the decluttering went well! I sputtered out when it came to my sewing room. I must do that eventually. I will check out the pattern review--looks like my kind of dress!

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  32. Oh my gosh! What a fabulous dress! It looks so nice on you. I would definitely make another one!

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  33. Very nice dress and the color suits you!

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  34. Gorgeous dress and a great color on you.

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  35. Love this, Robin! It looks great and is also a great silhouette!

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