McCalls 6027 - The Red Dress2:12 PM
A certain red dress in a certain British movie inspired me to create a flowy little scoopneck of my own. Can you guess which one I mean? (Hint: I've named this one my Shaftesbury Avenue dress.)
|Please excuse the washout. |
I was determined to get a few photos before rushing off to dinner and the HP double feature!
The princess seams on this dress made it so quick and easy to make. No matching bodice seams to waist seams or lining up darts - just pin and sew down the full length. It was great! Princess seams are also one of the most flattering options on many body types so this pattern is bound to look good on nearly everyone. The way the seamlines gracefully fall over your curves into a flowing skirt is just so feminine and playful (twirls, anyone!?).
My only complaint with this pattern (aside from the usual over-ease) is the partial lining. It, unfortunately, stops around your waistline and can be quite obvious through the fashion fabric. The next time I use this pattern, I'm definately changing it to a full lining. A longer lining will also help with the teeny walking problem I had. When outside, the center front seam liked to blow between my knees - not very ladylike.
By the way, if you guessed Hermione's red dress from Deathly Hallows Part 1, you're right! My version was loosely inspired by hers - I thought the scoopneck would be a nice change from all the square necklines I've done recently and I loved the flowy skirt as she was leading the guys through Piccadilly Circus. However, I did not want to recreate the original (I didn't want a costume!) and McCalls 6027 gave me a fantastic alternative. This was an easy pattern and I'm quite pleased with the results. It was so fun to wear and lends itself to a variety of accessories and future embelishments. Overall, I'd call this one a success!
Eta: To view additional photos, click here
I hope everyone has a great weekend! x