We've just entered October and the temperatures are settling in at "comfortable". It's not cool enough for outerwear just yet, but I still want to dress autumnal. The long bell sleeves and the cut out shoulder style make McCall's 7468 a perfect transitional garment.
I decided instantly that this dress needed to be in fall colors so that it wouldn't remotely look summery. I found this paisley print peachskin fabric from Joann's. I've always loved this type of poly. It's perfect for drapey casual wear. Sometimes you just want things that don't wrinkle and that you can take from the washer & dryer then to the hanger. The lack of having to dry clean means that this cute casual dress will get plenty of wear this fall.
I cut the size 14. I lengthened the bodice by an inch. And I lengthened the skirt by 3 inches. I'm 5'9" and you see where the hemline falls on me, so keep that in mind.
Also, I didn't care for the construction methods of the bands.
Here are my suggestions: Sew the the facing to the bands and underline BEFORE attaching to the body of the dress. It's a lot easier to maneuver and press that way. It took a lot of cussing and frustration while working on the first sleeve band for me to discover that there is a better way of doing that.
Thank you Andrea!Delete
Very, very cute!ReplyDelete
Thank you Irene!Delete
Thank you so much for this review! I am working on this dress now and struggling with the arm bands. I thought it was just my beginner sewing skills causing the confusion. This is so helpful!ReplyDelete
No! Just bad construction directions. Thanks Crystal!Delete
Oh my! That fabric is beautiful and screams autumn. Beautiful dress as well.ReplyDelete
Thank you Graca!Delete
Lovely fabric choice and cute dress!ReplyDelete
Thank you Carolyn!Delete
This fabric is PERFECT to make this a fall staple! I meant to grab this one at the last sale and somehow forgot. Shows me for not taking a list.ReplyDelete
SO fab! And thanks for the pattern errata and tips!
I was looking for Nicole Miller fabric for the Nicole Miller dress. No luck... But I'm glad I found this one! Thanks Kisha!Delete
Wow Erica, this looks lovely on you! It's so on trend and the fabric is absolutely perfect for it :) XReplyDelete
Thank you Shauni!Delete
Beautiful as everything you do!! the fabric is perfect!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lizzy!Delete
Such a beautiful dress for fall.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sonya!Delete
Nice dress! The colors are great for fall. Thanks for pointing out the errors in the pattern instructions. It is good to read them before starting a sewing project.ReplyDelete
Great dress Erica! Love the print. Poly often gets a bad rap, but like you, I sometimes like the easy care.ReplyDelete
Poly is great if you don't want to look like you slept in your clothes! Thanks Margo!Delete
Love the colors and the print of this fun and vibrant dress. You look gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Tomasa!Delete
This is just perfect Erica!ReplyDelete
Thank you Candice!Delete
That's a gorgeous dress, Erica! I can also picture it made up of solid color fabric. I will add this one to my wishlist ☺ReplyDelete
Most definitely! Thanks Tany!Delete
Dress is fantastic, with those boots though?! So perfect! I can't see this with any other shoe option now... or even as a summer dress.ReplyDelete
Thank you AJ M!Delete
NIce autumn inspired dress!ReplyDelete
Thank you Regina!Delete
Very cute dress Ms. Erica! I love the way you paired it too!ReplyDelete
Thank you Myra!Delete
Nice colour..Beautiful dress!!To find more details Click hereReplyDelete
This review helped me tremendously. I did catch the first step error where they are referring to front bodice 1, but the illustration was the sleeve 3. Still struggling with the sleeve neckline but now I have some affirmation that instruction is flawed.ReplyDelete
I'm struggling with the arm bands. When I put them on the "body" there is more body than arm bands. I have gone over all the pattern to fabric and it was done correctly. I also double checked the seams -- all according to pattern. Should I just do the arm bands and cut as needed when I get to the neck band? I've been struggling with this one thing for days now and can't seem to get it accurate. If you have time to respond...thanks in advance.ReplyDelete
I've sewn so many things in the last two years that if this post wasn't here, I wouldn't even remember making this dress. I have no other details other than what I blogged about. I write comprehensive posts when I review a pattern and always provide info I feel will be helpful, ESPECIALLY if I run into something that I think others will find troublesome.Delete
My only suggestion is to pose your question to the McCall's/Simplicity Group on Facebook and maybe someone is possibly working on this or has recently sewn this.
Thank you so much for your response. I will go will try as you suggested.Delete