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McCall’s 7345 – almost there!

May 19, 2012

Earlier this month, I posted the first of the toiles I made up for our upcoming production of ‘Fallen Angels’ – an adorable little mid-30′s dress, made using a vintage pattern.  Remember? 

Well, since then we had an initial fitting on the actress – there were some modifications that had to be made, which wasn’t surprising.  The original pattern was quite a bit smaller than the actress (not uncommon for vintage patterns), so I had to grade it up a fair amount.  Today was the final fitting – and it’s going to look great on stage!  All that’s left is the final hem – marked here with safety pins.  The fabric is a printed silk broadcloth – buttery soft and so easy to work with.  The drape of the skirt when it’s on a real person is amazing!

More photos on my blog!

    1. Thank you! I’m frantically trying to get these all done for dress rehearsal tomorrow – working on hems, snaps, facings, and all those little details that take way longer than you ever remember them taking. I’ve loved these projects – but definitely ready to move on to the next! 🙂

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