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Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter dress!

I've finished my Easter dress. Yippee! The pattern is McCalls 5752. I'm mostly happy with this. The fabric is lovely rayon jersey from my local, nice German fabric store. The fit is pretty good, but I took in the sides a bit and probably could have just gone down another size to an 8, which is kind of crazy since my measuremenbts would have me make a 12. I guess I like my knits clingy!

The only alteration I did was a sort of small bust adjustment. I didn't take any photos, but the back neck is a slightly high, extended collar type thing. It's cut with the front pieces (if you've looked at or made this pattern, you'll know what I'm talking about). Anyway, I just cut the back neck edges on a diagonal so the side attaching to the back piece is as drafted, but the other end is about 2 inches shorter.

The only thing I'm not super crazy about is I don't think it's the most flattering dress on me. I like it a lot, but I don't love it quite as much as I love the one on the pattern envelope. I just think it makes me look so straight and un-curvy. Maybe it's just my post-babies body rudely looking back at me.
If I had a cool pin, I'd definitley wear it like on the black dress in the envelope photo.

Whoa! What is with the back fat?? I wouldn't even begin to know how to fix that! I think it's just the combination of very drapey fabric and the cut-on short-ish sleeves. What do you think?


Lois Evensen said...

Hi Jenny, Both you and the dress are lovely. Very pretty choice of color, too. Lois in Cincinnati

Vmommyx4 said...

Great job!!

Uta said...

I really like the dress, and the color is great! I wouldn't worry about the back folds (no fat I can see anywhere); considering the very drapey fabric I think it couldn't turn out better!

Annette said...

What a great dress. It fits you beautifully and a great color for Easter.