Saturday, July 18, 2015

McCall's 6075---The Cream Lace Backless gown

I LOVE when client projects turn out great! Such was the case with this gorgeous gown that I make for Mrs. B to wear to her Mom's birthday party. I particularly liked making this. Mrs. B gave me a picture of a gown she liked as an inspiration piece and this one manifested. I used McCall's 6075 which is an out of print pattern from back in the day. Since I sew for clients I'm more concious about picking up patterns with varying styles. You just never know what your client may request. I actually forgot I had this pattern and thank God I found it! I'm delighted I had a great base pattern and all I had to do was make a few changes to transform it. I changed the look of the straps, lowered the back waist and added a train. Also, this dress is a knit with a lace overlay---it's hard to see from the pictures. I LOVE making dresses with lace overlays (I've made a few) it definitely adds texture to the dress. It takes extra time since I like to hand sew my larger  All in all I'm more then delighted with the outcome of this dress and more importantly I'm happy that I created a dress my client loved and felt beautiful wearing. That's what it's all about and that's why I love doing what I do :)

 (Back view, backless with straps around the arms and ruching at back waist and a small train)


(Plunging neckline in the front)



(Gorgeous lace that was overlayed on matching knit fabric. Love the texture to it.)

(the Base pattern)

11 comments:

  1. What a striking dress! Very beautiful! You did a great job and a happy customer is a plus too!
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    Bonnie

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Seems some of our clients have similar tastes. I just finished a wedding gown on a very similar style. My base was am OOP, and it was a McCall's patten, too. I inbox you a picture. Can't post about it yet b/c the wedding isn't until next weekend. Great job on your beautiful gown!

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  3. You did a lovely job! It is a stunning dress!

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  4. The dress is gorgeous! It looks stunning on your client.

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  5. ooh! Fabulous work!
    It does seem to help to have pattern covers to rummage through when discussing what a client wants. In the next world, I'm going to copy mine and put them together in a book, but in this one, I sort them by sizes and grab a bunch to hand out and ponder. It's easier for a couple folks to 'get' this, rather than going online and just looking through photos (too many! too much!).
    As a mom, you may have read Cynthia Rylant's "Poppleton" books with your daughter; in one, Poppleton can't bear how many stars there are in the sky, and his friend Hudson cuts a hole in a blanket so that Poppleton can only see a few at a time, which makes him happy.

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  6. Very nicely done! Beautiful dress, and your client wears it well.

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  7. Gorgeous dress Victoria! The client looks like she really enjoyed wearing it too! I bet it's very gratifying when you get these photos of your clients wearing what you've created for them!

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