Thursday, June 16, 2011

More details from McCall 3228

McCall 3228 gave me plenty of chances to try out new things!  One of the things I love most about the dress is the rose trim at the collar:

This was my first time putting trim on a neckline.  I first sewed on the trim right sides together and gave enough space at the top when I flipped it to then also add the neck facing (which hid the other side of the trim netting).  Here it is facing down and sewn at the top before flipping it up:

I was also very proud of my cuffs, cuff opening and link buttons:
Did I mention I really like long-sleeves from this time period?  It's the perfect amount of drape in the sleeves.  Very comfortable.  I must have really long arms because I also have to add 1-2 inches in length to get it to sit right!

The pattern also called for a double thickness of organdy sewed into the sleevecap.  Instead I used lightweight sew-in interfacing.  It works perfectly and provides that extra bit of structure in the sleevecap:

I also made the belt from an already existing belt that I found at a local charity shop.  The belt didn't have any prongs and I could tell it was a self-made belt from a kit, which was perfect for recovering.  I folded the material over it and topstitched it down each side on the front. 

I cut off the old buckle and attached my own belt buckle! Et Viola, the easiest belt I have made so far!!

The dress front also has two pockets which get lost with the busy print (but I know they are there :-)
You can sort of see the pockets in the picture above.

Such fun details!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway before midnight GMT on Friday to win this pattern!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress. Loving the details and the thrift store upcycle.

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  2. I love the rose details, they look great with the fabric print. Like your new blog header too!

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  3. What a beautiful, flattering dress - even better than the promise of the pattern envelope. I find your blog so inspiring. Thank you.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful Debi! I'm also loving your blog's makeover ;o)

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  5. The devil is in the details for sure, but so is the beauty of this garment. It's a lovely trim. The belt and buttons, icing to the cake. Beautiful!!

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  6. Oh that sleeve detail is so cool, how interesting! I have yet to branch out into a gathered sleeve cap but I could see that being a really useful tip to apply depending on the type of fabric.

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  7. I love the details on this dress. The sleeve cap interfacing is so clever. Did you use shoulder pads too?

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  8. I'm loving this dress. Something tells me it's going into this weeks Sew Weekly Callenge!I'd love to sign up for the giveaway.I'm having one on my blog too if you want to stop by.

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  9. It's totally lovely! I love it when you get to a point in sewing where you begin to start adding details that maybe you've forgotten about before. The sleeves are beautifully constructed and I completely agree that they have the perfect drape for your arm! Gorgeous! Off to enter the giveaway! xoxo, Sunni

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  10. Absolutely charming, Debi! Love the details and the dress is very flattering on you.

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  11. I really like this dress. Once again, all your details make this really special.

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  12. Wow, that's just stunning. Lovely details...and hey, great new blog design!

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  13. i wish i could pin set your hair, and then you'd look straight out of the 40s

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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