Vintage Sewing

On safari!

July 6, 2009
I have been on a sewing rampage! I have a month off between the end of teaching summer school and the new year beginning, so I am using my free time to sew.

I busted out McCalls 5926 in a couple of hours, including a hand sewn hem, and tacking down facings.

(the one on the left)

I made it with zebra print quilter’s cotton. (I don’t love quilter’s cotton, but jo-anns is the only option and the selection is pitiful.) It is a smaller print and in dark grey and beige, so very neutral.

This is a dress for work, and I think it is super cute. I was afraid it would look sausagey, since it is a 10, and I am not in high school and no longer have a 24″ waist. I would say it has about 2 inches of ease, and it fits nicely.

More details here!
  1. Soooo amazing! I love that pattern and your finished dress…ack!!! A couple of hours and the McCall's?! I need at least a month and step-by-step instructions. I have a McCall's pattern, but I have to improve before tackling that one. Congrats!!!!!!!

  2. Wow, that's great! You look awesome, and the fabric you chose is just perfect for the style.

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