Shades of sunset color palette is the way to go for fall if you look best in warm hues. Earthtones have always been my favorite color. They work best with skintone. So, in the coming months, you'll be seeing brick reds, fiery oranges and of course burnished yellows. This dark shade of yellow has always been a favorite. This is yellow is slightly tinged with orange and it's quintessentially autumnal.
I found this Silky Solid Textured Crepe in Mineral Yellow at Joann.
I felt it would be perfect for McCall's 7974. This design is inspired by the Cult Gaia Willow Dress.
Sunny Hostin wore a version on "The View". I was happy to see a woman with a fuller bust line wearing this dress. At first, I'd written the dress off as one of those sternum-baring styles that would probably look best on someone with a flatter chest. Even though Sunny closed her dress up for morning tv, I could still see myself in it.
I'm comfortable with cleavage, but I knew that for an optimal fit, I'd need to make a full bust adjustment.
I cut the bodice in a size 14, grading to a 16. I made a 1" FBA. And the bodice is still bra-friendly with a low-cut front closure bra.
The length of the bodice was fine, so there was no need for a modification. I really love the sleeve design. I've never constructed a sleeve this way before and I may add it to a shirt.
I normally am not a fan waist gathering. But with the nice cinching fit of the midriff section, there's not a lot of excess volume and the dress is really flattering.
I cut the view C midi length and finished it with a narrow hem. This dress is super comfortable and I hope I get around to making this one again in another color.
Your new dress is just gorgeous, and you wear it well. Love it! Thanks for this review.ReplyDelete
Thank you Summer!Delete
Beautiful dress, Erica. This one is on my list to make too. Two snaps up.;-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Cennetta!Delete
Amazing dress and it is very flattering on you. I'll be looking for this pattern.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful. The color complements your lovely skin tone.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much KiKi!Delete
This is gorgeous! Great job on the adjustment.ReplyDelete
Thank you Camille!Delete
Erica, Your dresses are beautiful and you looks gorgeous. I'm just jealous to wear this dresses soon. Where can I get those? Do you have any idea about price? Much obliged if you response me. BTW thanks again for sharing this lovely dress photos with us. Front Closure Bras for SeniorsReplyDelete
Hi, I'm new to sewing and would love to make this dress as a wedding dress. any chances you'll make another and make a youtube video showcasing how?ReplyDelete
No. What you should try doing is reaching out to McCall Pattern Company. Since they are quarantining like the rest of the world, they should have plenty of time to oblige their consumers. Best wishes!Delete
Beautiful job! That color is gorgeous on you. What kind of fabric did you use, I just bought this pattern and I'm wondering if cotton will not have enough drape.ReplyDelete