Thursday, November 24, 2011

Next up - McCalls 6460

This dress pattern caught my eye as soon as it was issued, probably because of it's raglan sleeves - my latest design feature crush.  And even though all of the pictures and drawings show the dress in evening fabrics, I could actually see a work dress in View B.  So first a pic of the pattern:




Then I was flipping through the December 2011 issue of Marie Claire and this fabric combination caught my eye.  The inspiration dress is by Jason Wu from his Resort 2012 collection:




...and I knew what fabrics I wanted to use for my version of the M6460 dress.  Best of all I had these fabrics in my "current fabrics" bin so no digging through bins to find fabrics.  The floral print wool challis was purchased from Vogue Fabrics Fall 2011 swatch club mailing.  The blue silk crepe was re-purposed from this UFO that I made back in May.  It will be used for the sleeves with the base of the dress from the floral print.




I want to make a few more dresses to wear while the weather is still warm enough to wear them.  So this is the first project I'm working on during the Thanksgiving recess.  This is a little different from my normal "work dress" choices but since I now own a closet full of "professional" clothing, I'm attempting to make some outfits that are a little edgier and better reflect my personality!


...as always, more later!







15 comments:

  1. Carolyn
    I always love your blog and your sewing is so stylish and edgy for a beautiful bodacious girl (which I am also) Can I ask a personal question - who fits your undergarments - you always look terrific and have you even made your own Bras
    from wendy - no blog - from sydney Australia

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  2. I've had my eye out for a good raglan sleeve dress pattern. I saw a woman on tv the other night wearing a dress with a solid body and fluttery raglan sleeves of a netting of sorts with a lace border. Your inspiration dress has inspired me now as well. I love your choice of fabrics and will follow this progress with great interest!

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  3. I used to recoil from raglan sleeves, thinking that they had a cheaters/beginners look (no need to fit in sleeve heads). But I've been seeing so many beautiful designer RTW dresses that I'm now a total convert. This is a great pattern.

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  4. Hi Carolyn.
    I have just purchased this pattern to make my Christmas party dress. I'll be making view D in navy crepe and lace. I really like this pattern and once i get the fit down it'll get used again and again....
    Can't wait to see your version. We have very similar tast as I'me making up McCalls 6359 at the moment!

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  5. I love the colours, I think these are new for you, aren't they?

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  6. love the jason wu inspiration dress - sooo pretty! :)

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  7. Gorgeous fabric choices and looking forward to your version.

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  8. The fabrics look yummy, can't wait to see the finished dress. Love the way you just whip out these dress. Impressive.

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  9. This is going to look "smashing"!

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  10. I'm feeling those raglan sleeves, too. I used to shy away from them, convinced they won't look good on me, but I bet there is a version that would work.
    Looking forward to your version!

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  11. look forward to seeing the end product should look lovely.

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  12. You have the greatest talent for picking fabrics that go together so well - something that I definately have to work on. I can't wait to see your finished dress, surely in those colours it will still be very professional looking.

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  13. Oh.., Ms.Carolyn. I like it too.

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  14. LOL> Carolyn, I ripped this page out and stuck it on my inspiration bard. I just took a trip through you blog to catch up on your posts. All I can say is WOW!! You are an amazing seamtress/sewer/sewists!!!

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  15. Hi there, about time I dropped a line and let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Been following for some time now.
    I love that there is lots around in raglan sleeves at the moment, as they really suit me. Disguises my shoulders that are a bit slopy and inadequate in comparison with my ample bosom!
    Pauline in England

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