McCalls 5578 (OOP)

I finished McCalls 5578 dress last week and got around to taking some pictures to share. I’m not as crazy about it as I thought I would be. It’s a cute and easy project and when I saw Sew Tessuti’s version on Burdastyle I thought I would really love it. It’s supposed to look like this:

M5578And mine looks like this ( I eliminated the color blocking, the facings and used bias tape made from the same fabric instead):

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I tried it on and It’s not a very flattering look for me as my natural waist is significantly smaller than my bust and hip measurement and I have a long torso (It’s fitting a little tighter on my dressform because I lost a little bit of weight and didn’t adjust it on my dressform). It looks much better with a belt, maybe I’ll make a black Obi belt with it.  I do love the fabric – a light and airy voile. My husband suggested, it would make for great beachwear, so beachwear it is. It wasn’t a totally useless project because I finally got a chance to use my one step buttonhole on my machine and I am impressed!

I’m in a quilty sort of mood lately, finally picked up my Craftsy BOM 2012 quilt and started working on it last week. Let’s see how it goes.

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12 thoughts on “McCalls 5578 (OOP)

  1. I think it’s very pretty! Too bad it doesn’t look as good on you. That’s part of sewing. I have sewn a few things where in my mind, they were so flattering, but when I put them on, they fit, but just did not look right with my body type. But, yes, beach coverup or if you are feeling generous and have a relative with a different body type, gift it!

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