Pattern: McCall's 5850
Description: Lined dresses are 4" above knee and have back zipper closure; package features interchangeable components to create your own design; choices include three bodices, two midriffs, gathered skirt, bubble skirt, bubble skirt with hem band and optional bows; included in package are tips for embellishing your finished dress.
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18. I cut the 4.
Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does.
Fabric: I used a white polyester brocade from Jo-Anns that I found in the bridal section. I used a black matte satin for the contrast.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very! I only read over them initially and never referred back.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter loves and often buys Trixxi dresses. She showed me a couple of styles she liked and ask me to make her a white dress for graduation. I thought this pattern was the PERFECT one!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I cut the size 4 and graded to a size 8 at the waist to the hip.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this dress. It's very easy and a real quick project. I'll sew it again if Amber wants me to!
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