Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Dress

Pattern: McCall's 5742 Long and Short sleeve Dresses
Dresses A, B, C have lined bodice, self-faced band, gathered skirt, raglan sleeve variations, back zipper, purchased trims and built-in petticoat with tulle ruffle; dress A has elbow length gathered sleeves with sleeve band, self-fabric flowers and decorations; dress B has sleeves with elastic casing, contrast ruffle, ribbon trim and ribbon bow; dress C has sleeves with elastic casing and lace trim; all view lengths are mid-knee, not including lace trim for dress C.             
Fabric: Red & Black Satin
Notions: Red Zipper and I covered some cord to insert in the front upper bodice.
Did it look like the pattern: Yes
Alterations: None, but should have been. I took the pattern to be just as described in the bodice length. Apparently, it was about 4" shorter than expected. I thought the dress was going to be about 3-4 inches below the knees and it was at knee length.
The dress isn't lines because of this:
Yes, I decided to make a crinoline for a first grader that's as tall as a third grader. She said by show of hands at her side -- meaning it's too wide. Well, so what, the bodice is to short and I don't like the length. It will look fine with her tights.

Line Drawing
Will I make it again?????


  1. Beautiful...Sorry it was too short. My twin granddaughters are tall for there age too. I always have to lengthen there dresses.

    1. Thanks! I will measure for her as for an adult for better results.

  2. This is just adorable!! The crinoline is a nice touch, and yes, I can imagine it looking just perfect with tights :)


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