Monday, April 19, 2021

McCall's 8175

McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
This season, cutouts are the newest unapologetic, body-positive trend that I'm no stranger to:
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McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
This dress is McCall's 8175, #VanessaMcCalls. I cut view A/B. 
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
My fabric is ZS1311P Print Scuba in Navy/Merlot from Zelouf Fabrics. I love the colors of this fabric and I love the drape.
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
The first alteration I knew I had to make was a full bust adjustment. I don't like when a bodice like this has no shaping, so I added darts.
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
This is what my FBA looks like.
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
I'd typically have to do a sway back adjustment. But since the back is open, There were other ways to refine the fit. I had to take the skirt in at the sides to make sure it sat at the natural waist. And I the bodice didn't fit as close to the body as I liked, so I added elastic to the edge.
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
This was an afterthought alteration. It's not the neatest... but it was so necessary for a good fit on me. And the bodice is fully-lined.
McCall's 8175 - Erica Bunker DIY Style x Zelouf Fabrics
I love this dress so much. The vibrant colors make me feel so happy and I know I'll enjoy wearing it.

5 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job. Did you do a muslin first to see where you needed to add the darts?

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    1. I just measure on the pattern pieces. Thanks!

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  2. Scuba prints are so fun and vibrant but I've held back from using them for regular garments. This dress is fantastic <3 I'm holding back no more!

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    1. I treat it the same as I would a ponte. Thanks Michelle!

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  3. Did you do a tutorial of want kind on this?

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