Added Feb 20, 2012
Kota Kinabalu, M...
Fabric: Salmon Pink Matte Satin Fabric at RM9 /USD3 a yard, it is called ‘Matte Satin’ – I found it in the upholstery section. View A of this dress requires 2 yards (60 inch width). There’s a matte side (the wrong side) and the satin shiny side (the right side). I used the matte (wrong side) for this dress as I didn’t want to look PINK AND SHINY! After I cut out the fabric, I think pink is an unconventional colour for trench dresses, but oh well, I need to work through my stash before I buy new fabric!
Pattern: McCalls 6279
Notions: 10 large cover buttons, 4 medium cover buttons. I bought the cover button set from Daiso at RM5 a pack, if anyone has a cheaper resource, do buzz me as I love cover buttons!
Time to complete: I didn’t count, I did it intermittently over 2 weeks.
First worn: Today in my garage
Wear again? Yes! To work tomorrow, but perhaps I will tone down the pink with a brown belt instead.
Total Cost: Approximately RM30/USD10
Pattern Notes and Thoughts:
The pattern was labelled ‘EASY’ on the envelope. Although the construction wasn’t that tough, it’s time consuming. The fit is very good, I didn’t have to make any alterations at all to the size 12 I cut. I love the epaulets at the shoulders (the pointed loops, I learned a new word!), they make the dress very smart. The pointed belt loops with the buttons at the back are also a nice detail. I also like the collar details, the little stand up collars than followed by lapels.
The only change I did to the dress was I interfaced the facing for the front double breast sections. The instructions call for interfacing the main fabric instead of the facings. I did it because I learned from the sewing community that interfacing tends to wrinkle after a wash and sometimes may also cause wrinkles to the fabric that it is adhered to; but if you are using a heavy fabric for your dress, I do not think it will matter much.
You can read about this dress from my blog post:
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