Monday, October 22, 2012

McCall's 5974 Dress - Spot the Difference

October 21, 2012 


Sewn in December 2010


Alteration! I removed about an inch all across the lower edge of the bodice
and replaced the wide wrap ties with a short narrow tie in the back.
It is so much more comfortable now.



 Outdoor lighting for photography varies greatly, doesn't it?
Those very strong shadows are a result of a bright autumn sun at noon.
Halloween costume sewing and alterations - that's what's going on in my sewing room. And my beautiful coat fabric beckons, oh so patiently. Yes, my lovely coat, you will get your turn. Patience is a virtue.

I am participating in Visible Mondays at Not Dead Yet Style - check out more of us middle-aged all ages bloggers there!

24 comments:

  1. That dress is so flattering on you, Robin! I do see the difference with the bodice/tie alteration and it is more flattering, though it looked pretty good even before!

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    1. I agree! Much better, Robin! This looks really nice on you. (Thanks for letting me tag on, Shams!)

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  2. Nice save! It's a pretty dress, and nice that it now feels comfortable enough to wear.

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  3. The changes you made to the dress are great! I also really like your opening shot.

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  4. This dress is very flattering. I want to learn how to sew knits! I don't have a serger and haven't had much success but this makes me want to try again. Your tweaking of the pattern is wonderful.

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  5. Robin... really pretty dress! Your pattern changes made a good pattern great.

    ..and thanks for the link to "Not Dead Yet Style" !

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  6. The dress looks awesome... and when exactly are the MIDDLE years? I visited the Not Dead Yet blog, and found it awesome. Am I the demographic? Hmmmm...

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    1. you are right! It was started by a middle-aged woman but participation is definitely all ages.

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  7. Your dress looked nice before but the alterations made the waist area look more slim and uncluttered. it is a really pretty print in an unusual color combo.

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  8. It's a beautiful dress, and I thought it looked nice with the wider sash. Your changes to it are very flattering, though. The result is a more streamlined silhouette. Love the fabric!

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  9. That's a gorgeous dress, in shape and color/pattern! Love how you've streamlined it. Thanks for sharing your know-how with Visible Monday.

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  10. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday Link up! Cute blog, I love your style. Super cute outfit :)
    -meandmr.com

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  11. Love love the dress! its gorgeous pretty fabric! suits you!

    Joy

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  12. Oh, this looks great! It's like a totally new dress! Nice alterations!

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  13. Such a pretty dress robin. You look great in it. I'm pining to start on my coat, too. All sorts of things are just getting in the way right now.

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  14. Wow, love that first pose and the dress is georgeous!

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  15. Love your pretty dress, Robin! What do you mean you are participating in Visible Mondays? I checked out the blog -great idea!

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    1. You should do it! Just post a picture of yourself and go over to Not Dead Yet blog and post your link. It's fun!

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    2. If that wasn't clear, post a pic of yourself to your own blog, then go over to the link (in my post) and follow the instructions to add yourself to the page.

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  16. Bam - this is a winner of a dress. I love the colour and the pattern, and you look great in it. What more is there? I'm glad your refinements made you more at home in it.

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  17. Reviisting this dress was worthworth. It looks fantastic now...and it wasn't so bad in the first place.

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