Tuesday, April 6, 2010

McCall's 5975 Cowl Front Dress

Still Stash Busting!
Pattern Description: MISSES'/MISS PETITE DRESSES AND BELT: Close-fitting dresses A, B, C, D, E with waistline seam, neckline variations, back zipper closing and mid-knee lengths; dress A is sleeveless; dress B has cap sleeves with pleats; dresses C, D have three-quarter length sleeves; dress E has long sleeves; dresses C, D, E have tie belt.
Pattern Sizing: BB(8-10-12-14), F5(16-18-20-22-24)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, though I only looked at them for the cowl information.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?No dislikes, except the usage of a zip.
Fabric Used:A slinky knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the sleeves, omitted the zip and after the first fitting, realized I could have cut it on a size 8 with room to spare. I also stabilized the waist with black Seams Great I had in my stash. I also added 1.5 inches to the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes &yes.
Conclusion: Easy to sew, takes a couple of hours.


The Slapdash Sewist said...

So flattering! You look great in that dress.

Antoinette said...

Beautiful!!! You wear it well!

Joyce in NC said...

Great looking dress. It fits you well.

Karin said...

You look gorgeous. What a beautiful dress!

Tanya said...

Sharp! The shoes and belt are killer.

~buzzybee~ said...

It looks fabulous on you - lovely fit and accessories!

Carol said...

Wow! You look stunning in that dress. The colours are gorgeous. I ordered M5974 after I saw your red version and now I'm going to buy this pattern, too. It's such a versatile dress and I have some purple slinky knit that would be perfect. I love your shoes!

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and agree the belt & shoes make the whole outfit FiYah!

alethia said...

Oh my gosh! you have been bussy. Beautiful and flattering. Glad you are back