McCall’s 5137 – Finally got around to the Duro dress!

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Finally I’ve had the chance to make something for myself! We just had our work Christmas party, which was lawn bowls with a 70′s theme and after ‘umm’ing and ‘ahh’ing for a few days I came across this fantastic chocolate coloured sun hat which I thought would look great with the Duro dress, so what better excuse to put this together! I rummaged through my old sheet and duvet stash and found this fantastic retro floral pattern and a chocolate brown duvet which matched nicely.

Other than the contrast at the neck and back waist line being a little dodgy (the result of sewing this on the same night as decorating the house, baking ridiculous amounts of cup cakes for the party, making a t-shirt for secret santa and in general not cutting the notches or even bothering to follow the pattern) I was extremely happy with the outcome and I got so many compliments on it the next day when I wore it.

Some time in the next couple of weeks I plan to pick it apart a little and fix the bits I didn’t quite do right, until then I’ll consider it a wearable muslin :)

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Susan December 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Great job and lovely fabric choice.


Sherry December 29, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Very nice.


MadeByAmanda December 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Ooh, I love that color scheme! Cute dress. I like the duro style but haven’t ever got around to making one.


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