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Topic: Shirtdress McCall 5378 + matching toddler dress  (Read 2111 times)
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« on: March 25, 2007 06:57:44 PM »

Matching summer dresses for me & my niece!

I made McCall 5378 for myself, and then my niece, Kate, spotted the material in my sewing room and asked for one of her own. So we made a Burda shirt pattern (I don't remember the number, but the pattern is in tatters because she has so many versions of it) and attached a pleated skirt to the bottom.  It came out with a drop waist on her, but she'll grow into it soon.

The McCall pattern's yoke & collar drove me completely nuts.  OMG.  I believe it was an eight hour day to make it... I really like how it came out, but it was very tricky.  I had to lengthen the bodice at those little double lines because it was going to be 16" long there & I'm 18", then the darts that went through that area had to be moved... that was a bit of crazy redrafting.    Undecided  Anyway, at least the yoke & collar directions were clear, and I made it through in the end.  Kate's toddler version only took 2 hours, so there the hardest part was guessing what size rectangle to cut for a skirt.  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007 07:05:31 PM »

too cute!

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007 07:16:27 PM »

seems worth all the pattern alterations - very nice! 
You are a very nice auntie!

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007 05:25:42 AM »

You both look great!  I have been thinking about doing something similar for my daughter and I...you have inspired me.  The dressed look fabulous!  Keep up the good work.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007 08:16:50 AM »

That's too cute, I can't wait to have kids or be around them so I can make cute clothes too. :p

« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007 10:19:27 AM »

Both really cute dresses!

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008 06:12:46 PM »

I know this post was started forever ago but I just ran across it and I LOVE it!  I want to use this same pattern for my Halloween costume, I want to be Lucille Ball and thought this dress would be perfect!  I have just oen question, could I do the collar in a separate color or is it all one piece.  I wanted to use blue and hwite polka dot for the dress and white for the sleeve bands and collar.

Great job on the dress I can't wait to make mine!!!

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