The dream of this dress started one day in Hancock Fabrics when I saw a beautiful reptile print that I couldn't leave behind. The pattern came shortly after during a 5 for $5 sale at JoAnn's.
I was really excited because this was going to be my first pattern project. I thought I was ready for the challenge. Boy, was I mistaken?! I almost gave up a few times but I persevered. Now, I have a cute little dress to show for it.
Here's my review of the pattern.
Pattern Number: McCall's M6754
Would I sew it again? Yes definitely. I love the finished product and have learned a few lessons that will make the next one much easier.
Pros: Cutting the fabric was really simple. Directions were easy to follow, even for a novice like me.
Cons: Using the pattern measurements, the bodice and sleeves were way too big. I had to alter 1.5" on both sides.
What I learned:
- Always check pattern reviews before starting a new pattern. Try http://sewing.patternreview.com/. Thanks to Adrienne from Adrienne's Essentials for sharing that great nugget of information with me.
- Make alterations with the sleeves attacked. I found it very difficult to adjust the sleeves to the new opening.
My hubby thought I was cute so all the crazy nights were worth it.
|Outfit info: Headband (scraps from dress - Free), Sweater (Rue 21 - $10 - over a year ago) , Dress (McCall's M6754 & reptile fabric - $12), Tights (Wal-Mart - $5), Shoes (JustFab - $40 - over a year ago)|
This is also posted on the Make a Garment a Month Challenge. Check out some of the other projects there.