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Hundreds of Apples dress

Added Oct 1, 2012

by meggiemoo

Townsville, Aust...

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This is McCall’s M6508 , view D, with the standup collar, pleated skirt, and sleeves in a happy apple print cotton. I also added piping along the lines of the collar and the waistband, which was an adventure – I’ve never done that before, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I got little wooden buttons to close the front of the dress, but I’m not entirely sold on them – what do you think? I’ve been considering switching them out for some self-cover buttons with red satin, to go with the piping, but I think that might be a bit TOO matchy.

More information and pictures on my blog

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Oct 5, 2012, 01.44 PMby aluckmann

    I actually like the idea of red buttons. If you don’t want to be too matchy-matchy, you could look for some red buttons that are plastic or painted wood. Or even green buttons if you can find a close match to the green in your fabric. I agree, the wooden one just don’t seem right. That being said, I do love the dress and the piping is perfect.

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      Oct 6, 2012, 12.54 AMby meggiemoo

      Oooh, I hadn’t thought of painted wood or green buttons… I might go have a look, see what I can find! Thank you :)

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    Oct 2, 2012, 08.15 PMby Madcinderella

    CUTE, I love it!

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      Oct 3, 2012, 08.40 AMby meggiemoo

      Thank you!

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    Oct 1, 2012, 04.14 PMby nett1970

    I just bought that pattern myself. Now I can’t wait to try it. Beautiful work and I LOVE the fabric!

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      Oct 3, 2012, 08.40 AMby meggiemoo

      Thank you! I love the fabric too, makes me so happy when I wear it!

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    Oct 1, 2012, 03.59 PMby kihli

    What a great dress, I love everything about it!

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      Oct 3, 2012, 08.39 AMby meggiemoo

      Thank you :)

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    Oct 1, 2012, 02.03 PMby Lauren Ha

    Wow, great work! Very professional!

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      Oct 3, 2012, 08.39 AMby meggiemoo

      Thank you so much!

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    Oct 1, 2012, 11.40 AMby laikadoll

    Yayayay! Great to see you posting. Dress looks fab xoxox

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      Oct 1, 2012, 01.12 PMby meggiemoo

      Thanks lovely! It’s always good to get back at the machine on the holidays :)

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    Oct 1, 2012, 10.45 AMby scuffsan

    I think I need this pattern now! Your dress is lovely! Fabulous fit, the fabric is perfect for it and I like the wooden buttons.

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      Oct 1, 2012, 01.12 PMby meggiemoo

      Thank you! It’s a great pattern, I think I’ll be making a few more of this dress :) I love how this version has an almost 70s-ish vibe, cos of the way the skirt sits and the print of the fabric, but there’s some versions that are classically 40s/50sish, and some that look well and truly modern!

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