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Pattern Review: McCalls 5314

Overall, I am happy with the dress. There is something funny with the hemline, but I think that hanging it on the bias might have caused some uneveness?

Now that it’s done, I’ve been twirling around looking for a sock hop to go to.

I like the fit on top. With a dark bra it’s
not as see through as I was worried about.

Cost: $50. That’s a lot for me. I bought this pretty shirting on an impulse from A Fabric Place in Baltimore. I say impulse because it was $10 a yard and I didn’t find out until I was at the counter. Ummm, dress takes 5 yards.

I am a lazy beast and it took an eternity to get this sucker cut out. Please, do yourself a favor and use 60 inch wide fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
My favorite new alteration since I turned 30 ‘low bust’. Sigh. At any rate, I had to take in some fullness at the top of the princess seams. I also added an inch in length to the bodice. I’ve been thinking lately that it should be a standard alteration for me. I should have taken some in at the waist when I did that, but, it’s not that bad and it just means there is room to grow.

You will need a racing back bra for this dress or draft the shoulders a little wider.

Can someone do something about the weather? I need it to get above 65 degrees and I can wear it.

And, I also got the lawn mowed!