Wednesday, June 24, 2009

McCall 5893/Simplicity 3503

Maxidresses are my thing now a days. They are so comfortable and you can pretty much let it all hang out underneath them hahaha. These are the latest ones I finished up. I plan on sewing up at least 3 more over the next couple weeks with a few other patterns I have.

Fabric used: Green has a textured crinkly look to it. It looks better on the dress form than it does on me hahaha. The fabric is neat the way the texture looks. I wore it to work with a jacket.

Complexity of pattern: can't get any easier than this. The pattern has 3or 4 pieces depending on which view you choose.

How long did it take to complete: 1 1/2 hours..maybe a little less

Overall Review: This is one of the easiest patterns I have ever sewn. I probably will make this again. It is something quick and easy to throw on for work or just being out and about.


I used this pattern a few times last year for some maxi dresses so I was familiar with it. I altered the pattern to get the multi colored look this time.

Fabric used: Several knits in different colors. I don't know how I feel about it now. Maybe I should have only used 3 or 4 colors. It looks a tad busy hahaha..I have been having all of them in my stash since last summer so I needed to figure out something to do with them. I believe I got all of them at Walmart for 1.00 a yard.

Complexity of pattern: Beginner to Intermediate. I made the view with the halter but I cut the bottom part of the dress with all the different knit colors.

How long did it take to complete: It took about 7 hours or so. I had to gather each color for a proper fit when I was sewing them together. If I had of sewn it with just one fabric, it probably would of been around 3 hours or less.

Overall Review: I like the look of the this pattern with just one fabric and the multi colored way I did it. You are supposed to use tricot for lining the bodice but that is hard to find around here so I used the same fabric I used for the bodice to line it. I think I am going to sew the view showed with the tannish looking color fabric.


gold said...

You did a wonderful job!! I know it was a lot of work on that multi-color maxi dress! It came out cute!

Susan said...

I need to make a maxi dress! Great job on both FOs.

Adrienne said...

Aren't maxi dresses great!!! I'm hooked on them!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Ok...I'm loving the 2nd one and you are gorgeous!

Cennetta said...

Nice dresses. I'm getting on the bandwagon too.

jacqui m. said...

I am loving this dress too.. I need to get on the ball. I have falling of the wagon. I really want to do a Maxi Dress