Such is true with McCall's 6396. I have been wanting to make this dress since last year when I picked up the pattern and the perfect fabric for it. This is the cutest pattern and I'd planned to lengthen it a bit and add it to my Winter wardrobe but never got around to making it.
(This is the gorgeous plaid I bought for the project!)
Fast forward to now and I'm ready to sew it up but just realized that it's got 2 negative reviews on Sewing Pattern Review.com. The explanations for why the pattern doesn't work are pretty clear and concise. But there's a part of me that still wants to give it a shot and if necessary even re-draft the skirt part, which is described as the most problematic part. I don't really have a good reason for possibly walking into this potential mess---- besides the fact that I REALLY want this dress and I feel like taking on a CHALLENGE. My rationale is that the reviews describe the bodice as being fine but it's just the skirt that's the problem. Looking at the pattern---I can see that. Surely I can do something to make this skirt work for me. Well I'm gonna try and take on this--before December ends. Hopefully I won't get burned.......
What's the "Riskiest" sewing project that you've taken on? What was the outcome? Do tell!!!