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Scarlet Sophia

Added Oct 2, 2011

by RenaissanceB...

Sydney, Australia






I was inspired to purchase McCalls 5975 after seeing Gertie’s version of this dress some time ago. This is view B. It was very easy to make and is so comfortable to wear, and I get lots of compliments too. I’ll definitely be making this pattern up again. I love the pleats in the neckline and the cap sleeve.

I messed up the zipper placement a little bit and it doesn’t sit quite right at the bottom. Also perhaps I could have been more careful with the pleats as the facings didn’t sit exactly right and kind of wanted to roll out, so I did some anchoring stitches just to keep it in place.

The belt I already had in my wardrobe. Great match.

Late Aug ’11

Material Notes

Sophia stretch doubleknit in Scarlet, from fabric.com.

I love this fabric, but once you are trying to sew through multiple thicknesses (e.g. pleats, etc) it gets a bit bulky.




Garment Type

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    Oct 28, 2011, 09.01 AMby woman

    so purtyyy! :D

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    Oct 28, 2011, 06.46 AMby blackwoollywolf

    Yes indeed, a gorgeous dress, pleats at the neckline are a perfect detail and the red is a winner on you, lovely. I will be buying this pattern too I think! : )

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    Oct 6, 2011, 12.54 PMby psychorat

    I love it! You look gorgeous in it.

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    Oct 5, 2011, 02.42 PMby sweetharte

    You look just like Joan from MADMEN, with the red on red!!

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      Oct 6, 2011, 08.53 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

      Thank you so much! I was definitely going for Joan/Christina when we did my hair, she’s a big influence.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 06.08 PMby asf

    I love it. Adding the pattern to my list of ones to get (when they go on sale).

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    Oct 3, 2011, 08.48 AMby poppykettle

    A gorgeous dress :)

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    Oct 3, 2011, 06.39 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

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    Oct 2, 2011, 10.18 PMby robotattack

    You should make this in green, too! Would look so good with your hair! An olive or a pine green, maybe?

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      Oct 3, 2011, 06.39 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

      Thanks! I have the same fabric in the turquoise, and a more luxe knit in an ivy green, so will probably make it up with one of those. You’re right, I’m loving green with this hair colour (had been to the salon the day before I took these pics!)

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    Oct 2, 2011, 07.53 PMby wildcatspow

    Super cute! This looks great on you!

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    Oct 2, 2011, 10.33 AMby loulourosa

    I like your dress verry much, the red suits you so good!

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    Oct 2, 2011, 07.39 AMby mad4fabric

    love it on you. i’m keen to try this one too

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    Oct 2, 2011, 07.33 AMby hdk100

    It looks wonderful! I love the pleats too, and I think you’ve chosen a perfect color for it.

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