Sunday, September 25

McCall's 5843

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McCall's 5843

I got this dress pattern last summer thinking it would be great for maternity as well as normal Jenni size. I never got around to it while I still had the Jane belly and then I realized it had a side zipper which would make nursing Jane a bit of a chore. Even though I am still nursing Jane, it's obviously not as often as a newborn and I just really wanted to make this dress. I love it! It is so comfortable and relaxed. But I was right it is a pain to nurse in. Next summer, this dress will be worn often!

McCall's 5843

I have been loving using my serger for clothes sewing and I got a twin needle for my sewing machine. It's SO FUN!
McCall's 5843
McCall's 5843

Pattern: McCall's 5843, View B.

Fabric: 100% cotton from JoAnn's

Mods: I realized I was supposed to buy 60" wide fabric but only got 48" so I didn't have enough for the full skirt pattern. I had to reduce the middle of the pattern (center fold) by 15 inches. There is a lot of fabric in the skirt so I don't think it made much difference. If I were to make this pattern again, I would definitely add an inch or two to the length of the bodice.

McCall's 5843
McCall's 5843

McCall's 5843

It's supposed to cool down this week and be rainy. I don't mind the rain but I have so many green tomatoes still, I just want a little more sun so they ripen.

3 comments:

Натали said...

Красивое платье!

Karen Mccord said...

ooh, can I borrow the pattern...I figure I have plenty of time before next summer. :)

nicole said...

OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! the fabric and the dress are great!