A reminder, since it’s been forever since I posted about this project: completing McCall’s 5337 both View A and B.
Struggled with View A….well make that still struggling. When we left our heroine, she finally gave up on inserting that zipper in View A due to what we can unfortunately only call human error somewhere along the line.
Moving right along to View B and that wonderful silk taffeta which cost significantly more than the cotton used for View A.
I did make some changes…..The bodice on View B is a little big even though I am quite busty. However, not wanting to do a FBA cause quite frankly they scare me, I just subtracted about an inch from the bodice and that seemed to work. I actually took some time to try and line up the pattern. I was somewhat successful. With the gingham, it is difficult to match completely with these raglan sleeves.
Nevertheless, I think the extra care in cutting paid off. I am pretty pleased with the pattern match up. Of course the skirt was the ultimate in forgiving since it is a gathered skirt.
I was able to insert the invisible zipper with no problem thanks to basting it in prior to sewing!! I love this method it saves on so much heartache. Look, the waistline matches even if the pattern is a tad off. Gotta look for that silver lining.
Here is the completed dress, well minus the hem and with just a little petticoat underneath. Hand sewing can be a bit boring so the hem will have to wait for the weekend and a new CD. I do this this fabulous dress with the crispy taffeta deserves a big pouffy petticoat.....maybe I should get cracking on one of those!
So back to inserting that zipper in View A…..arghhh.