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Topic: McCall's M5094 (twirly skirted dress)  (Read 32793 times)
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« on: August 13, 2006 09:26:12 AM »

Hello all,

I made this dress recently from this crazy print I had. mccalls M5094, view d. its on the very top left

so here's mine:



Hem detail, i decided to put lace at the bottom

and with this white denim jacket, the way I plan on wearing it.

I'm happy with the end result, but the pattern was iffy. I'm sure my less than perfect sewing skills have something to do with this, however, for future reference:

the measurements listed on the sizing chart had my exact body measurements in one size, but I still needed darts in the back to make it fit.

the skirt front is not meant to be cut in two pieces, but it wont fit on the fold of 45inch wide fabric. the cutting guide has you cut four pieces for the skirt, but the insrtuctions only mention three pieces. However, sewing the two front pieces together, even with a 5/8 inch seam didn't through anything off.

I found that the distance between shoulder straps is about an inch and a half too wide, but I may just have narrow shoulders. Just taking in a bit in the middle of the pattern might fix it.

That said, the instructions given for putting in a zipper were painless and gave a nive, hidden zipper.

Don't let me put you off this patterm, because it is very nice and i really like the dress. I am planning on making another one, this time out of green satiny stuff

if there are any questions, please ask


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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 09:49:21 AM »

I love the dress. I wish I can sew. I wish I have $ for sewing machine. Cry

« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 01:13:02 PM »

Wowza, That dress pattern looks like it was made for you! It really accentuates your waist and looks retro/modern at the same time!

Really impressed - make more!

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006 03:38:17 PM »

That turned out great... good job muddling through the directions.  As of yet I have never run into questionable instructions, but after reading so many people's problems I'm sure I will sooner than later.

I LOVE the fabric, too!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006 10:13:11 PM »

Such a pretty dress! You really did a nice job, and kudos to you for getting through the problems w/ it!
Now I want that pattern!
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006 11:23:21 AM »

super cute!  i love the pattern and the lace trim is a nice touch.  was that your first time doing zippers?  i'm scared to death of zippers.... in fact, i keep avoiding cute patterns just so i dont' have to deal with them.  but you're encouraging me, i just might give it a try!

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006 11:28:51 AM »

great fabric and it fits beautifully!  i had some similar problems with a different mccall's pattern too.  i'm glad you made it work for yourself.  great job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006 07:23:07 AM »

Adorable dress. It looks really cute on you. I love the thicker straps. Good job. I might need this pattern. Thanks for the advice and forewarning.

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006 06:54:32 PM »

I just started cutting out this dress...

(this is my first post!)

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2006 11:27:58 AM »

that fabric is so cute. where's the fabric from?

authentic vintage clothing, 40's - 70's.

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