Added Jan 23, 2014
Washington Dc, U...
The dress was made with the bodice of McCalls M5927 with the following alterations:
-Added 1" to the front and back of the neck -Cut the front bodice piece 6" from the top to create an additional pattern piece and seam line-Faced the back and front bodice pieces-Reduced the diameter of the arm opening to create a slimmer sleeve-Cut the sleeve at 11" from the top to create a short sleeve
-Cut the sleeve 4.5" from the bottom to create a seam line
The skirt of the dress was self drafted made by:
-Cutting two pieces of fabric 55" wide x 28" long.
-Cut one piece of that fabric in half lengthwise, sew a 5/8" seam basting 4" down from the top
-Install side seam pockets
-Sew the side seams of the skirt
-Line the side and back seams of the skirt up with the bodice seams, using the fabric between the seams to create the pleats.
-Sew the bodice to the skirt
-Attach a 19" exposed zipper
Brocade fabric- Mood fabrics.com-http://www.moodfabrics.com/italian-cotton-blend-brocade-301558.html
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