Wednesday, March 25, 2015

McCall's 5974 O-O-P

We are in the midst of The Wedding Year at our house, with 3 weddings in 9 months! I wanted a new dress for our son's and his bride-to-be's wedding shower last weekend, so I picked McCall's 5974 out of my pattern stash. This pattern has SO many rave reviews on PatternReview, and I don't know why I haven't made it before! 


I chose to sew up View C, which is the same as View D: just has 3/4 sleeves.
This looks so much like the iconic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress!


I went stash-diving for the ITY knit jersey fabric that I knew I had:





Some of the notes I made with this project:

                                     -1 " FBA, added 1" at waist & hip
            - no zipper needed
                                                  - stabilized the shoulders and midriff with
                                       fusible tricot interfacing
                        - sewed the sleeves in flat
                                                                        - serged, turned and stitched down neckline, sleeve &                         skirt hems 




(The snow might be gone in SE Michigan, but it is still C-O-L-D!)
             

I can see how this pattern became so popular, too bad it has gone out-of-print. There are a couple of changes I'll make next time, tho. I need to add a bit to the length for hemming. and need to add to the ties: I liked the wrap and tie, but if the ties were longer I could wrap them all the way around front to back to front for a more cummerbund/ruched look.


L. to R.: daughter Kristen (Aug wedding), daughter-to-be Cassie (June wedding) my mom Shirley, son Kenny, daughter Libby (married last Nov).

23 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress and Congrats to your Son & Daughter-n-law to be.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila. It's a good feeling when a project turns out exactly as planned!

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  2. Very nice dress. You look great in it. Love your shoes, too.

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. I love the shoes, too...but my feet didn't 😁

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  3. Love, love, love this dress on you! You look hawt and this dress totally compliments you! Fabulous. g

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    1. Thanks, Gay! I'm really happy with this dress!

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  4. I love this dress on you and you look fantastic. Congrats on all the new family additions and you have a beautiful family.

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It's a blessing to have such great kids in our family...the more, the merrier!

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  5. I love how this dress fits and looks. Lovely fabric also and perfect for this dress!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I love this fabric too....the trouble with stashing is that I don't always take great notes and forget where/when I purchased it LOL!

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  6. The dress came out really nice. That is a cute pattern and definitely has a DVF vibe!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I can that I'll be using this pattern again....actually Libby told me more than once that she wants one LOL

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  7. I love a faux wrap! This is really sharp on you!

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    1. Thanks! This pattern is a keeper :-)

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  8. i think you picked the perfect print for this! Looks great!

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    1. Thanks! I loved the graphic design on this ITY jersey :-)

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  9. That dress is gorgeous and I love the fabric. So well suited to the dress.

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was a good match, too :-)!

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