Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wrapped Up

I do more reading about sewing than I do actual sewing lately, so I thought I'd post a previous project that I made a few years ago.  It's a wrap dress by Mccall's M5314, which I can't seem to find on their website and leads me to believe that it is now out of print. 

I chose View C, the long-sleeved version of the dress.  I chose a vintage print that my mom had sent me in a box of yard sale fabric.  For the longest time I could not think of what to do with the fabric -- it was so bold and orange and red and FLORAL.  At first it seemed that the fabric was reminiscent of some hideous vintage curtains, but  when I settled on this wrap dress, I knew that I had chosen wisely.  I'm very pleased with the look of the dress.

I realize that there are still some threads hanging from the bottom of the dress.  I made sure to cut them off before wearing this dress at a wedding in Texas in 2008.  I also wore a camisole under it, because as you can see, it is a bit, well, um, revealing!

It was a pretty good pattern.  I think it may have been my first attempt at longer sleeves, so  I gave them a better seam allowance to accommodate my sausage arms.  You may also recognize this fabric in its green cousin.