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Finished McCall’s 6920

I stitched down the facings, sewed the hem and put in the zipper and it is done! I really like how this fits! I will probably end up making this pattern again.

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Sitting at the serger.

Well I was, and I got a lot done. I serged all the seams on my sister’s dress, now that I know that it fits her nicely. And my daughter’s last swimsuit of this summer. (unless of course she has … Continue reading

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Facing McCall’s 6920

First it’s my bad that I didn’t use interfacing of any kind, in my defense I think it would have been bulky even with a light interfacing. I do plan to top stitch this once my sister tries it on. … Continue reading

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Cutting out a pattern

I finally cut out the pattern (McCall’s 6920) for my sister’s dress. I was all set up to do a FBA (full bust adjustment) and after comparing her measurements, and a pattern that has successfully worked for her, I’m not … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6880 part 5

I got a lot more done today than I anticipated, but that’s just fine, all that is left now is the sash, some hand stitching and trimming a few threads. Of course I gathered the skirt and attached it to … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6880 part 4

Even though the skirts aren’t attached to the bodice yet, and the back seam isn’t sewn either, I sewed the hem today. After a bit of practice on scrap fabric I rolled the hem on the satin layer of the … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6880 part 2

I got most of the bodice finished today. I started with the darts in the sheer overlay. Then both the bodice and the lining. And of course I had to lay them together to get an idea of what it … Continue reading

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McCall’s 6880 part 1

I finally started on my daughter’s Easter dress. McCall’s 6680. She has wanted a dress with an illusion neckline since seeing another kid with one at one of her school concerts. Of course I had to gather the supplies. The … Continue reading

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4070 lining 3

After sewing the bodice lining I inserted the boning. Next I sewed the bodice and skirt together. If my camera battery hand’t died I would have taken a picture of the elastic, (compleate with hooks from and old bra sewn … Continue reading

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4070 lining part 2

Since I already had the darts marked I sewed the darts next. Then I sewed the hem. I know it seems kind of weird to hem at this time but, it was easier now than it would have been after … Continue reading

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