Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mint chocolate chip ice cream

Today I've been working on this lovely dress:

McCall's 5799 in progress (Mint choc chip!)

I'm really pleased with it so far. I piped the neckline and armholes, which are understitched and topstitched. It's fully lined. It has a 22 inch zipper! The pattern front was for A/B cup sizes and it fits like a dream! (also comes with C and D (separate) cup sizes). I made it in 12 and it looked really small but it actually fits very nicely.

I still need to:
  • attach the flowers (they're just pinned in the photo)...though I'm not committed to the flowers (or all of them) just yet.
  • hand sew the lining to the zipper
  • hand sew the lining where the front and back shoulder seams are.
  • rip out the hem (for the second time) then sew in the brown double fold bias tape on the bottom. I figure it will mimic the brown piping and nicely finish the hem!! I hope. It's pique fabric that stretches and it looks horrible and wavy.
It reminds me of mint choc chip ice cream.

My neighbors are grilling. I think only 2% of the population actually knows how to grill properly...

Ok, time for a walk before darkness descends...


  1. You made a dress! Yay you! I am impressed with your contrast piping and your full lining and your 22" zipper. So this is a wearable muslin?


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