Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Butterick 5247 & McCall's 5485

I made up the dress Sunday morning to wear that afternoon. In my haste I didn't think about the length since the photo shows the garment at knee length. Well, it came about two inches above my knees. I debated whether I wanted to turn it into a tunic or top. But I was determined to have a dress. So, I cut it about two inches below my bust and inserted the black knit. Now I love it. 'll sew this again. But I want to deepen the cowl.

The coat pattern is OOP. I made this from a tweedy sweater knit I had purchased at Hancocks a while ago. The sweater coat is loose fitting, and has a shawl collar, front princess seams and long sleeves.
When I sew this again, I'll make it longer and the collar bigger so I have a hood.


Carol said...

Both of these are stunning. Given that I am on a red and black kick at the moment, both of these would slot right into my wardrobe! Very flattering and very sexy!!

Angelia said...

Wow! These dresses look hot on you! And the fabric choices are perfect!

Sharon said...

Wow! Especially that red and black dress.

Omega said...

I really like how this turned out, CUTE! I love red & black together so this was a smash hit.