Thursday, April 28, 2016

Birthday Dress!

I found this fabulous fabric at my local thrift store for about $5 I think.

It's a lovely shade of blue for the background with red hearts, macaroons, red wine, pink Eiffel Towers, and -my favorite- strawberries! Of course, I had to buy it. I think there was about 4 yards. I'm not sure because I just remember buying it earlier this year (really, I grabbed it off the rack and declared it mine, hugging it as I went up to the cashier. I loved the colors and the print that much!) and wanting to make a dress out of it. What dress to make though.

I bought McCall's M5094 a while ago and loved the look of dress views D, E, and F. (The only real difference between them is trim placement)

I cut out a size 10 and measured each of the pattern pieces to make sure it would fit. The midriff was going to be a tad too snug without an extra seam allowance on the front so I added a half inch to the front midriff and the front skirt panel. I had to piece the skirt a bit because of the way the fabric print ran. It was only on the sides. I added pink velvet ribbon to the midsection and white lace on the underside of the hem.

The only real complaint is that the straps to the dress are a tad too big - I think I might take them in about a half inch. Other than that, this was a really amazing pattern. I was very determined to wear the dress for my Birthday and I'm glad I got it done. (Even if the stupid bobbin tension decided to act up!)


I'm really happy with the dress and I'm very much going to wear it when it's not my Birthday. :-)


  1. I freaking love this pattern! And your dress! You look lovely in it, and I love that crocheted shrug with it.

    1. Thank you! It ended up being a great pattern. I will use it again in the future.