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Topic: For my SIL, McCalls 6085 tropical sundress  (Read 2063 times)
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« on: July 29, 2011 11:39:16 PM »

I made this for my SIL Valorie. It's a cotton fabric with a tropical print. It's nice and soft, should be cool for where she's moving (Hawai'i, lucky girl).
The bodice front and back is self-lined, side zipper, ruffled on the bottom. I'm not sure what else to say!  Grin
It's McCalls 6085.

The full dress on the duct tape dressform we made of her. Sure was glad to have that! The dress isn't floor length, I just don't have a stand to hold the duct tape form. That's as high as that piano chair goes.

The side zipper. I should have taken a pic of the inside, as I did it the way a tutorial showed. It's lined like RTW, no handsewing the linging to it. I hate handsewing. lol
Hard to explain but it looks really good! If you want I'll take a pic and post that.

Self-lined bodice. I sewed it down with invisible thread.

French seams. I don't have a serger yet (keeping my eyes open for a second-hand one) so I do french seams as I don't like the look of unfinished seams. I stink at overcasting or using the bias tape to finish them.  Cheesy

C&C welcome, questions, just ask.  Smiley

« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011 01:11:44 AM »

It looks very pretty and I love the french seams.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011 01:40:23 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
I like them too but they're time consuming.

« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011 03:26:22 AM »

It is a lovely dress. And good of you to make french seams  Wink

« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011 06:12:28 AM »

Love french seams.  I have a serger but it doesn't work consistently, so I'm always using french seams on things I make for other people.  Yeah, it's like sewing a seam twice, but it looks so nice afterwards that it's worth it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011 08:48:17 AM »

Thank you, Taramor.  Smiley

RuneAriala, I agree. Which is why we take the time to do it. Labor of love and all that sort of thing. Or maybe we want people to know we can actually sew. Lol
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