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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sewing for all fall(!) McCall's 7084

I love sewing for all seasons, but for some reason, especially fall.  You can still wear less heavy clothing than winter but darker colors and more textures seem to be present in my garments.  I was excited I finally cut into my Robert Kaufman Denim for this dress from McCall's 7084: 


Isn't it darling?  This is truly a pattern you can use any time of the year with the sleeve variations and fabric possibilities.  


I really like this denim I used.  It has a lot of texture with the weave of the fabric and also in the look.  I hope that makes sense.  :)  


I barely had enough to cut this dress out so I had to use a contrast at the front bands and inside collar stand.  


I like how the ditsy floral is peeking out.  That fabric is 100% cotton from my stash.  


I am very happy with the fit of this dress.  The horizontal and vertical lines are all straight and hang well on me.  I did make a FBA at the front princess seams.  


Look at how nice that collar is laying.  I cut the under collar as a second piece that was 1/8" smaller on the three edges so it would roll slightly to the inside.  I think it worked.  I did also pin it to my tailor's ham, steam it, and let dry so it is nicely shaped.  


Since fabric was at such a premium, I ended up cutting the sleeve length about 6 inches shorter than the pattern called for.  This still gave me enough room to turn and cuff them.  


Those cute little buttons are coconut with a carved leaf design in them.  I purchased those from Fashion Sewing Supply.  I think they are perfect for this dress and the casual vibe I was going for.  


Yes, that is a rather goofy look on my face....not sure why!  



Thanks for reading and I do LOVE my new dress!  I can totally see wearing this in the fall/winter with tights, boots, and a jacket or cardigan.  

Sue 

20 comments:

  1. This is a cute pattern! Your dress turned out nicely. One of these days I'll get around to my shirt-dress pattern.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy! I am glad I've finally found my go-to shirt dress pattern! This one is a winner!

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  2. I love your version - I have also been on the hunt for a cute denim dress & you nailed it. My denim is lighter in color & weight & has Lycra . Do you think this pattern would work for that ?

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    1. Thank you MaryEllen! I do think that a lighterweight and stretch fabric would work just great for this dress! You'll just want to be careful when you sew the bands on so they don't stretch out of shape. Maybe try staystitching the entire edge prior to attaching...Good luck and let me know how it turns out!!!

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    1. Thanks Georgia! I appreciate your kind words!

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  4. Saw your review and had to pop over to your blog to see more photos. I want to make a denim dress and I think you have just convinced me that this is the perfect pattern to use! Really nice job with your dress and love the contrasting facing. That collar does look great!

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  5. Great dress, Sue! Absolutely perfect fit.

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    1. Thanks Ann! This is a fund pattern to make!

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  6. A good basic that I'm sure you'll wear a lot. I like the contrast fabric on the band & collar. And the fit is great.

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    1. Thanks so much Beverly! I hope I'll wear it a lot! I have another version for fall planned that is plaid!

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  7. Great dress, and the fit is amazing. Such a versatile piece- will take you right into fall. I love it!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I appreciate your kind words! :)

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    1. Thank you Lori! I am really happy with how it turned out! I am almost looking forward to fall. ;)

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