Saturday, October 16, 2010

Brocade McCall's 6030

Here is the brocade version of the frock from my last post.
I made the back skirt pleats into darts this time, and made 4 front skirt pleats instead of the 8 the pattern suggests. 2 bigger pleats on each side is more than enough for this stiff-ish fabric.

Since I took the photos I have tacked down the front and back facings so they don't roll out anymore. I might have to put some bra strap holders in because despite shortening the straps a little and narrowing the neckline a smidge, the frock's straps fall off my shoulders occasionally.

I made a little matchy clutch to carry too, with disco strap.

Moggy was in Sydney for work yesterday, and we met up for breakfast in Surry Hills, where she forced me to buy this wool blend at the Fabric Store. FORCED ME.
Might make a little coat.


moggy said...

Yay, the brocade worked out delightfully - and the clutch is the perfect accessory!I shall have to give that purse a go

Don't blame me when your little orange coat turns out to be a stunner. On second thoughts, I want the kudos!

Now, off to cut and sew the cowl top-dress that you MADE ME sew...

Carol said...

Stunning. I want this dress when you're done with it. I love it the brocade and I love the matching clutch.

Karin van D. said...

It's beautiful, what a great dress. And I am sure that wool will turn into a lovely garment too :-)

Gail said...

The fit is immaculate! Very classy dress, hope you have somewhere special to wear it.