McCall's 5850 - Amber's Graduation Dress

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Project Details:

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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  1. A belated congratulations! I sew for my daughters too. The oldest is my stepdaughter 24, who is in fashion now in New York and the youngest only one. I also sew for an 8 year old and a 15 year old and blog about it. Love your style.

  2. Hi,
    I was browsing through for graduation dresses and came across your blog. Your sewing is marvelous! My mother sews but her style is more Middle-Eastern and Asian so she doesn't know how to do evening gown styles. Also, because of carpal tunnel, she isn't supposed to be working too much right now. Do you sew customs and sell by any chance?

  3. Sorry, I do not.



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