31 Responses to “Completed: Eyeball McCall’s 7351”

  1. LinB October 10, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    Here’s looking at you, kid.

  2. Jane M. Green October 10, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Love…love…love! Outstanding!

  3. Kristel Sopa October 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Super cute! I like how it’s slightly fitted – skims the body but comfortable at the same time. Also, I love your shoes? Can you tell me what kind they are?

    • LLADYBIRD October 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

      Thank you! The brand is Born, but they are a few years old. I am pretty sure I bought the last existing pair in my size haha

  4. DebJules October 10, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    I’ve got that pattern and your gorgeous version has made me want to make it!

  5. heather October 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    love your dress & the details… plus, the eyes are cool! 🙂

  6. Carolyn October 11, 2017 at 6:59 am #

    The details are what makes this dress so special! Have a good time at Camp!

  7. Mandi October 11, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Great dress! Fun fabric & nice pattern.
    Thanks for sharing how you adjust the buttonholes – no gaps! I’ll try that strategy.

    • LLADYBIRD October 13, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      It will change your fitting life!! It makes SUCH a difference!

  8. Let’s Get Sewing October 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    I love it! The fabric is awesome, and the dress looks great.

  9. PsychicSewerKathleen October 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    You’ll have to nickname your dress, “Here’s looking at you!” LOVE those eyes too 🙂 actually love everything about this dress – it looks SO trendy you would think you’d bought it at some ridiculously expensive boutique in NY 🙂 I’ve been falling in love with shirtdresses too – so finicky it’s delicious. I just realized I have this pattern – YAY! Thank you for another wonderful post!

  10. Becky Thompson October 12, 2017 at 5:32 am #

    I love it. I want one. Now. Good advice on the bust buttons. I’ll need to muslin this first so it doesn’t gape around the arm holes, doesn’t tug around the bust, and is nice and loosy-goosey around my tree-trunk waist. I find that the middle-age spread has hit and an A-Line is now more of a H. lol

    • catherine October 12, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      I know that one, Sister!

    • LLADYBIRD October 13, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      Yeah I would definitely recommend a muslin first, that way you know the fit will be spot on when you start sewing with your nice fabric!

  11. catherine October 12, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Lauren Darling…. Not that i need to buy any more patterns…. I need this pattern. I have an occasional “desk job” now, that requires a business casual wardrobe as opposed to wearing my pajamas for saving lives and stamping out disease. 🙂 While I won’t be using any eyeball fabric….. Yours is TRES FABULOUS and now I’ll be thinking about it all day. Love, Catherine

    • LLADYBIRD October 13, 2017 at 11:08 am #

      Thank you! I really love this pattern and I definitely recommend it. It’s a great shape, super comfortable, and looks professional depending on what fabric you use !

  12. hessiebell October 13, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    So, I have a question about using bias for hemming. Are you making your own bias tape from the dress fabric or are you using a) a different tape but the same fibre content or b) any old cotton/poly bias tape a cheap and newbie seamstress can buy at Walmart or Fabricland?

    Curvy hems are killers and I’d like to try bias hemming to ease the ass marbles they can cause, but wasn’t sure if it was kosher/advised to use a different type of fabric tape or not.

    • LLADYBIRD October 13, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      I always make my own bias tape, whether it’s with self fabric or a different fabric in a similar weight. I’ve never been happy with the quality of what you can buy- except maybe the high end stuff, which is expensive and also limited in terms of what’s available. I definitely don’t recommend buying that poly blend stuff, I think it’s terrible and not worth the money. I’ve never had a good experience with it. Whether you use self fabric or a different fabric, it doesn’t necessarily matter as long as the bias is a similar weight (or lighter) than your main fabric.

  13. Ping October 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    I love the print! And the topstitching esp looks awesome with it!

  14. Tomasa October 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    Love the whimsical print of this dress. Isn’t it great when everything just comes together? It was meant to be!

  15. Wanderstitch October 30, 2017 at 3:00 am #

    Love this print! I too can’t resist a good shirtdress/shirt/anything with a collar, but I haven’t yet tried this pattern. Up next for me is my first Deer and Doe Bruyere 🙂

  16. apparelbuyinghouse November 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    but you probably know how to manage this problem if you do or flat felled seams. I always stumble on this when making pants: in the front crotch area, you flat fell the seam until the zip opening, which opens towards both sides.http://www.bci.edu.bd/

  17. apparelbuyinghouse November 3, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    I have a couple of jeans patterns but I much prefer linen to denim in a pant..Love the pants and the top. I love linen but it drives me crazy as I iron everything and it always looks crumpled. Your pants look amazing if they’ve never been ironed that linen is great.http://www.buyinghousewall.com/


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