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3 Months Waiting Dress

Added Feb 21, 2011

by kat21

Gold Coast , Aus...

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This dress has literally taken me 3 months to make from start to finish. Not because it was difficult at all but just because I was lazy. I cut it out 3 months ago and then it sat on my sewing desk waiting to be sewn up. I made other projects during that time and all the while this dress just sat and watched and waited to be sewn. Then finally at the start of this month I picked it up and sewed it all up within a week. Then I put it on my dress form to take some internal photos. Then it sat and watched and waited to be photographed properly. Then this afternoon I finally got around to asking Corey to take a photo for me and here we are.

Pattern: McCalls 5971
Time Taken: 3 months
Actual Sewing Time: approx 8-10 hours
Material: Stretch Cotton Sateen
Would you sew it again?: Yes!

And isn’t it lovely! I am so happy with how it turned out even if it did take forever and I am planning on making another one of these in the future. Probably when I start working again so I actually have somewhere to wear it. But was I am most proud of is the inside of this dress. Well the inside of the bodice actually. Only the bodice is lined so it is the only part that looks really good and I think it is the best any of my garments have ever looked internally.

I have to hand stitch the lining in the shoulder seams and also along the waistband which was a pain in the butt although totally worth it. I am so happy with how the sleeves turned out.

Material Notes

McCalls 5971, cotton sateen, zipper

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Business, Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 24, 2011, 05.46 PMby cathysews

    This is super gorgeous! I love it, the colour is fantastic, great dress.

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.07 AMby kat21

      Thank you! I seem to sew with purple quite a bit.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 07.08 PMby elegantmusings

    I’ve had more than a couple projects like that—the sort that take f-o-r-e-v-e-r! lol. Your dress turned out beautifully—isn’t is such a great feeling when the inside of a garment looks as nice as the outside? Great work!!!

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.07 AMby kat21

      oh I have had a few that have taken forever but luckily I still love them when I finish just as much as when I started. Thank you for the lovely comment.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 03.49 PMby neama

    Oh wow I love your dress! The fabric is great also. It’s so dressy. Well done

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.08 AMby kat21

      Thanks! I loved the fabric. I saw it and then went back a few weeks later to get it and it had gone on sale. So it was a bonus!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 02.02 PMby chichil

    That dress is fabulous, it was worth waiting those 3 months!

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.08 AMby kat21

      Thank you and I totally agree!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 10.20 AMby hannnc

    Haha you sound like me with this dress! I started it in October, and i’ve been lazy between sewing sessions. I finished this dress a few weeks ago and still haven’t got pics taken! Feels like it has taken longer than it has because of my procrastination. It fits you so nicely, and i love your fabric :)

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.09 AMby kat21

      I know exactly how you feel! After a while you get sick of looking at it and don’t want to pick it up and work on it.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 08.51 AMby Irene Bullock

    I’m about to start this dress myself! It looks like the perfect spring/summer dress, soo pretty.

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.09 AMby kat21

      its great! you should definitely make one.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 05.57 AMby hokidoki

    great fit and love that sweetheart neckline

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.09 AMby kat21

      thank you!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 05.02 AMby matesenlee

    It looks gorgeous and fits like perfection. Great Job!!

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.10 AMby kat21

      Thank you!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 01.48 AMby shellidawn

    Great fit! Great job!

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.10 AMby kat21

      Thanks heaps!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 11.07 PMby laha5822

    That is such a great color for you! And the style is very classic, I can imagine wanting another!

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.10 AMby kat21

      Thank you! And yes I do indeed want another one. I was thinking of making a bright yellow one with a bow on the waistband.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 11.00 PMby badkitty-1

    Wow, this was worth the wait. The dress is fittied to perfection and it is such lovely fabric! x

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.11 AMby kat21

      Thank you and it was definitely worth the wait.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 10.39 PMby MsYuliya7

    It is really preety, And I love the fabric.

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.11 AMby kat21

      Thank you!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 10.32 PMby kiwibubbles

    this is a very sweet dress, beautilful colours and it looks like it fits really well. lovely, well done :)

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.11 AMby kat21

      Thanks!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 10.11 PMby xanray

    This turned out fantastic! Love the fabric.

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      Feb 25, 2011, 10.11 AMby kat21

      thank you!

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