Floral Wiggle Dress with Outside Darts

Added Oct 15, 2013

by sewmelove

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

This dress is the McCall’s 5845 pattern.

I’ve made this dress heaps of times, mostly with full skirts, always with back modifications, but NEVER with the darts on the outside as per pattern instructions.

Main reason I was never a fan of darts-on-the-outside was because my stitching is sometimes wonky, and my backstitching looks horrible, but I took great care this time and my stitching was good.

The darts on the outside look great and gives the dress texture.

I used floral cotton sateen for the shell, and black sunsilky polyester for the lining.

I wore this dress to a wedding.

More photos of construction and pics of me wearing the dress as well as details on adjustments I made to the pattern for a great fit on my blog

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 30, 2014, 12.02 PMby paulettenahum

    Magnifique

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    Oct 17, 2013, 08.45 PMby gimmeonekiss

    damn: it’s so PERFECT!

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    Oct 17, 2013, 01.59 AMby nadia r

    just terrific x

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    Oct 16, 2013, 08.00 PMby Anniemollison

    beautiful!

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    Oct 16, 2013, 07.02 AMby rita61

    Nice!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 08.12 PMby SassyT

    Love this. https:/facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.38 PMby sewmelove

      Thanks Tina!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 03.33 PMby SewNotWork

    Great dress!

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.39 PMby sewmelove

      Thank you :)

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    Oct 15, 2013, 10.08 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress, the fabric is so beautiful.and you look lovely in it. Your blog’s a really good read as well love this dress x

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.39 PMby sewmelove

      Thank you Mary, I’m glad you enjoy my blog cos I enjoy writing it. Keeps me motivated to sew :)

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    Oct 15, 2013, 07.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous dress! The dart outside is great – I really like it. Your choise of fabric is lovely! ;-)

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.39 PMby sewmelove

      Hi Ellen! I love the fabric, flowers are awesome!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 07.40 AMby RedDynamica

    very very pretty!

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.39 PMby sewmelove

      Thank you!!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 06.43 AMby cris orange

    Great dress, the darts on the outside give it something special.

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.40 PMby sewmelove

      I never thought a simple dart could make so much different on the overall look of a dress. Converted to an outside darter now!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 06.05 AMby Malin Jönsson

    The dress is wonderful! Love the print :)

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.40 PMby sewmelove

      Thanks Malin!

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    Oct 15, 2013, 05.09 AMby leokadia

    Sehr sehr hübsch! Die Farben sind toll und die Schnittführung sehr besonders.

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.40 PMby sewmelove

      Thank you:)

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    Oct 15, 2013, 04.30 AMby bethmaryharley

    Great dress! I love the fabric print you used!

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      Oct 15, 2013, 10.41 PMby sewmelove

      Thank you Beth!

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