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The Metropolitan Dress

Added Oct 11, 2010

by Denise Angela

Vancouver, Canada

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I saw this fabric and really liked the colours & design. I bought this fabric a month ago and knew I had the pattern for a fall dress. I based this dress on the Mcalls pattern M6069.
I made quite a few alterations to the pattern, starting with the skirt. Once I had cut it out in a size 8 it was still too big so I cut a couple more inches off. The strap at the back was a pain and did not hold the fabric properly so I made a larger strap to tie together. I cut the bodice in a size 12 even though my measurements are a size 14 this was too big. I think next time I will put in darts in the skirt instead of taking in the side seams because I still had to wear a belt because it was still too large. Maybe I should of lined the fabric or use a heavy knit.
Today is Thanksgiving Sunday and a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver!! I will be wearing this dress to a family dinner and it is the perfect dress to wear to eat great food with family whom we love very much!! I have more sewing details if you wish to visit my blog :)

Material Notes

knit blend

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Oct 11, 2010, 01.55 PMby zaarissima

    Very very nice!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 06.25 AMby redslippers

    Great dress, the fit is great now! I agree, print is fantastic. I had the same dramas with McCalls when I have used them once also.

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      Oct 11, 2010, 04.41 PMby Denise Angela

      Thanks – when I first cut out the dress its was so huge! I thought I had made a mistake but no – it was the pattern!

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    Oct 11, 2010, 04.53 AMby carolyn-s

    This looks really good! I love the print on the fabric

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      Oct 11, 2010, 04.46 PMby Denise Angela

      Thank you! I loved this fabric too as soon as I saw it! For once I actually knew right away what I was going to sew instead of putting it in my fabric stash!

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