Added Jul 24, 2008
I just love a neat little frock and this McCall’s pattern is just perfect. The neckline is a lovely deep curve with four tucks gently shaping from the neck into the bodice. The fit is slim through the waist with a real 50’s feel. Tucks from the waistline give a bit of volume without adding bulk and the addition of side pockets make this a 10 out of 10 for me.
I made it up in a checked wool initially and though the results were great this was extremely painful. I had to change the tuck positions and generally fiddle for weeks before all the checks matched. The gray version here is in a plain stretch fabric and literally took about a quarter of the time to make. The lessons we learn……
Gray cotton Lycra stretch fabric, 22" zipper, fusible interfacing, hook and eye
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