completed: mccall’s 5971 in red

20 Sep

i already made up this pattern in navy wool crepe. this is a super cute dress that i think i deserve two of, y/y?

so i made a red one!

sewing was pretty straightforward, as i have made this pattern before. i did tweak a couple things to improve the fit – i cut the bodice to a size 4 because it corresponded better with my high bust measurement. i think i originally had it cut in an 8, and the shoulders were WAY too big. fits perfectly now! i kept the bust at a C, and the bottom of the dress is still an 8. as before, i added a lining to the skirt (who lines a top and not the bottom??). i did not interface the waistband as instructed; instead i self underlined with the fashion fabric. i am not really sure what i was trying to accomplish there, hopefully it will add a bit of stability without being too stiff (which was a problem with the crepe dress… i think i used too heavy of an interfacing).

the fabric i used was some class of wool tweed, very warm and cozy. a little too thick – i had the grade the seams at the zipper waaay down, else the zipper couldn’t zip over them! whoops!

all in all, this was a very easy pattern. there was a lot of handstitching involved, but i listened to lots of 80s music and it wasn’t so bad ;)

sorry for the overload of pictures… it was hard to get a good shot of the details!

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bodice

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fabric detail :DDD

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4 Responses to “completed: mccall’s 5971 in red”

  1. Andrea September 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    I love it! You did an awesome job, and it looks fabulous on you. :)

  2. lazystitcher September 21, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    Beautiful job! I love the combination of the sweetheart neck in front and the square line at the back. Makes me want a red dress!
    ~ Alana

  3. Kat September 21, 2010 at 5:41 am #

    That looks great! I love the colour that you used too.

  4. Kathy Marrone December 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Just wanted to let you know that we liked your two versions of our McCall’s 5971 so much that we posted a link from McCall’s facebook page.
    Great job!

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