Added Feb 2, 2012
I had to buy this cloth when I saw it – it’s so kitsch!
The pattern is based on McCalls M6324, but I had to make some changes. The original neckline ended an inch below the line of white piping and frankly my bra was visible, which isn’t great in a dress you’ve made yourself! Unfortunately, I only realised this after cutting out, so I added an extra 2" to the neckline, and then an extra couple of inches to the cap sleeves, which I felt weren’t flattering. I love contrast, so I added in the white cotton piping on a whim, and I really think it’s worked!
The comic fabric became a bit much when sewn together, so I took the while thing apart and added black cotton piping to deliniate the sections, which luckily enhances my hourglass figure :).
I bought the zip-pull from a charm maker on eBay, who included a tiny split ring which was just perfect for attaching it to the zip.
I still can’t decide if I ought to have gone for the pattern option of putting a black band of cotton at the bottom. I thought it might stretch my silhouette too horizontally, so I kept all the lines vertical. What do you think?
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