pattern review · sewing

{McCalls 4443}

I sewed this dress for a friends wedding celebration. I knew just which fabric I had to use for this dress when I purchased the pattern however I had limited fabric (& time) so I needed to improvise on the way it was constructed. The fabric is a slightly stretchy satin in gorgeous autumnal tones of gold & brown…quite antique looking. I loved the asymmetrical lowered waistline & flirty godet detail.

Due to my lack of fabric, I left the top part unlined (which I would not do again but was necessary on this occasion), and I adjusted the neck & arm areas to suit. I also somehow managed to burn a hole in to the godet however a small scap of fabric, some fabric glue & some pressing sorted this problem out…it also helps the fabric patterning is quite forgiving. Shew!!

On the whole, I really love this dress. The dropped waistline gives an illusion of a longer torso & therefore is quite slimming. It was really easy to sew together & I would highly recommend.

Original review here : http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/52447

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