1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Nearly a McCall’s 5784

By on November 5, 2011

I recently made what turned out to be a somewhat corrupted version of McCall’s 5784 from 1961.  Here’s the original pattern envelope:

And my version:

Putting this dress together caused me more than a few headaches, but not at all due to the instructions or how you’re supposed to construct it – I made all the difficulties all by myself.  I took about half the amount of fabric out of the skirt, I eliminated the centre front seam by cutting on the fold, I decided to line it rather than face for no good reason at all (except that I’ve developed an intense dislike of facings) and I had a deadline to finish by.

The dress fabric was one I’ve had in my stash for a little while: a vintage inspired print from Spotlight and the neck band was made from a vintage remnant that’s also been in my stash for a while.

So, after the alterations, mainly that the skirt isn’t nearly as full as it ‘should’ be, it’s an almost McCall’s 5784.  You can check out more details on my blog here.


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