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My First Sewing Project - McCall's M5804

Added Sep 10, 2009

by s00shi

Manchester, Unit...






I picked the McCall’s Pattern M5804 as I was assured it was very easy. To be fair the instructions were great and the fact that it was fully lined actually helped in a lot of ways, despite there being more to do.

I’m really happy with the result as it’s a first attempt; the midsection doesn’t match up exactly at the back, and the zipper is squiwiff at the back but I can live with that :)

Material Notes

Quite heavy cotton both outside and lining




Garment Type

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    Sep 12, 2009, 05.47 PMby minkeymonkey

    zippers are not easy until you practice them. I think it looks great!! thanks for posting the pattern, too, so we could see the intended outcome. Great job and really good work on the front bodice and the sides and underarms.

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    Sep 11, 2009, 02.44 AMby sammy09

    wow this is incredible! i wish my first piece was this good, it sorta fell apart. I want to sew a dress too but im absolutely AWFUL at zippers. congrats on the zipper by the way, i dont think it looks wonky at all! :)

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    Sep 10, 2009, 08.14 PMby littlemissstitch1

    Good Job… wish my first project was that good!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 06.44 PMby frenchpea

    This is just lovely! I really like the fabric print and it is beautifully made. A very comfy style for a summer dress. Really, the first thing you’ve sewn? Congratualtions!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 05.38 PMby conker

    Wow, I love this! I dont think your zip is wonky, I’ve sewn a few zips in and now tend to avoid them since they look hidious!! Well done on your first dress! It looks great, and I just love the fabric!

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