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« on: July 17, 2012 01:17:44 PM »

This is probably, so far, my favourite dress of the stuff I've been sewing recently. It's McCall's M6504, with a few modifications. I skipped the sleeve pleats, shortened the neckline a bit (I don't mind cleavage, but there is such a thing as too much), and added pockets in the side seams. I finished the hem with bias binding. I love the way it's put together with gores--it fits really comfortably and the style works well on me. I'm planning another dress in the same pattern, with different sleeves, actually, and then my sister-in-law wants me to make her one (I'm bartering the dress for some of their homemade beer).

I found the fabric at Fabricland when I was searching for Avengers fabric. Sadly, my choices were only Batman or Superman, so I went with Superman comic-print, because the colours were better. Then I inadvertently wore the dress to a fancy restaurant (when you're told the dinner's at a park and they don't elaborate, surely you can't be expected to infer that it's at the fancy restaurant in the park?).

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012 01:55:54 PM »

I absolutely adore this!  Not only is it a great fabric, but the dress itself is just lovely.  I might have to check out that pattern myself! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012 01:57:30 PM »

I love it!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012 04:55:42 PM »

Pretty!  I think the neckline modification is spot on Smiley  You look great in it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012 06:34:09 PM »

I love the dress. The pattern looks great on you and I suspect it would look good on a lot of women (i.e. me). I really like the contrasting bias on the bottom.With all the pieces it looks like a lot of work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012 10:31:25 AM »

I love the colors, the shape and the movement. Your dress is full of life.
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CheeryBombs
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012 12:34:39 PM »

It's gorgeous
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012 05:33:22 PM »

Absolutely everything about this is spectacular! How fun!
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012 07:10:17 PM »

nice work, love the fabric choice!
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012 10:03:31 AM »

Too fun! I would wear this to a fancy restaurant... but maybe that's why people call me weird.  Wink
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