The Pattern:Vintage (1978) McCall’s 5921 “Carefree” Maternity Dress in Orange Floral Silk Twill.
It’s done and I (mostly) love it, but there was NOTHING carefree about the weeks of blood, sweat and tears I poured into this dress. As I detailed earlier this week on my blog, I’m not sure what possessed me to attempt all of the following on one project on a tight deadline:
- First vintage pattern
- First woven dress muslin
- First stab at sewing with silk…
- First time working with large-scale prints
- First collar
- First woven sewn garment in 5 years… and first woven dress in over 10 years (I’ve been on a knit kick!)
But never mind that! Here are various views of the dress before I wore it to my cousin’s bar mitzvah today:
A closeup of the collar:
And the fabric:
Excruciatingly detailed review with my entire process and photos of multiple muslins and FBAs and slashed/spread skirt pattern pieces on my blog, Polka Dot Overload.