Thursday, May 27, 2010

McCall 5041 Out Of Print

 Ok, this dress has been hanging out on my table for the last few days just waiting to be finished. Considering this is a dress I've sewn for the 5th time (the other 4 were sewn in my pre-blog days), I had way too many snaffu's this go around. For starters, I underestimated the amount of fabric I needed to cut the back panel and ended up short and having to sut the back on the bias. Boy that's never happened before!!! I didn't feel too nervous about this since poplin's a pretty stable fabric and the stretch on the bias wasn't too much.  But to keep the seams and zipper seam from stretching I stabilized the seams with stay tape. So I fixed that problem. Then I sewed in a perfect zipper on Saturday night only to cut the zipper stops off without adding less bulky new ones and the zipper came apart (eye rolling). Well at any rate, the dress is done, silly snaffu's and all, and it turned out quite nice. Here's the review....

McCall 5041

 Pattern Description:

Sleeveless princess seam dress with v-neck slit, back zipper and back split

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, super easy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the v-neck slit and the princess seam design.

Fabric Used:
Cotton poplin in black with burgundy, pink, and white flowers.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I folded 1 1/4" out of the center back panels since I have a narrow back.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes!

Conclusion:
This is an awesome pattern. It's easy to sew and yields such chic results! It's definitely my TNT princess seam dress. I've made at least 4 others of these. Unfortunately it's OOP but it would be worth tracking down. You definitely won't be dissapointed!

34 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I love this print!

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  2. Beautiful print and a nice looking and fitting dress

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  3. Hi Victoria,
    I just stumbled upon your blog and was trying to find your first entry that you reference in your "about me"---can you give me a link to it? Thank you so much!

    --Alyssa

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  4. Hi again Victoria,
    Never mind, I found it!

    Thanks!
    Alyssa

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  5. Hi again Victoria,
    Never mind, I found the first entry.

    --Alyssa

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  6. You look incredible! That should be one of your TNT patterns for sure. I love the print with the shape on you. Gorgeous!

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  7. That dress is the perfect silhouette on you - I can see why you keep making it over and over!

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  8. Luv, luv, luv your fabric choice. Looks so put together. Great job!

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  9. That is a great fit, I know you are proud. I haven't gotten up the nerve to do a sheath dress yet.

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  10. Very pretty dress! Love your fabric choice and the fit is great.

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  11. Love the dress and fabric on you and the fit is perfect!

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  12. Wow, Victoria, that fabric is perfect for you and "sew" is the dress!! I can see why you've made it so many times. I do wish I had a TNT sheath dress.... I am jealous :) You look great!

    Deb M.

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  13. That's a great fit on you definitely a keeper or TNT.Beautiful fabric btw.

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  14. Great dress in wonderful fabric. And you look very lovely in it, the fit is perfect!

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  15. The dress is gorgeous, and the print is just fantastic!

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  16. The back looks perfect! The print is very refreshing and reminds me of spring! Lovely overall!

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  17. Oooh, I love that dress and yes, I want that pattern too. Ok, make View F with the belt thingie across the front in a tweedy looking fabric for the fall. Do it! I want to see it :) "Teehee" It will be so pretty.

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  18. Beautiful dress. I feel for you with the snafus. Sometimes I sit down so certain I am going to breeze through and I end up making mistakes I am years past making. Was there something on your mind, under the surface, that kept your focus away?

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  19. I absolutely love this dress. In the past, I've not been very partial to dresses. That is quickly changing! It's a smart way of getting dressed fast! You work is very charming and I love to see what's next!

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  20. What a fantastic looking dress! Well done!

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  21. It's the perfect shift dress - excellent job!

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  22. Beautiful dress and beautiful fabric! I've had that same problem with a zipper - just ridiculous!

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  23. Wow!! What a stunning dress - you look amazing in this sleek style, the fit is perfect and the fabric is fabulous.

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  24. That's a very pretty, summery dress. Do you have some purple shoes to go with it?

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  25. Victoria, I just gave you an award on my blog.

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  26. Your dress looks amazing on you. The fit is just superb, especially from the back.

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  27. This is so pretty! You look great. I love the pattern too!! ~HLT

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  28. Yes this is a winner in terms of shape, colouring to suit you and yes it is working on all levels - congratulations

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