Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pattern Review :: McCall's 2401


Hi! I hope you are having a good week. I have been really busy lately, and haven't had time to sew any new items. So, for the next couple of posts, I will be sharing some of my previous projects.

I started making the dress above for my sister, Chika, while she was visiting last Christmas. Although, she spent a couple of weeks with me, I did not complete the dress before she left because we were too busy with christmas festivities. Eventually, I finished six weeks later by sewing a little at a time when I could.


The great thing about this pattern is that is has several neckline and sleeve options in one pack. Talk about a fabulous deal! 



Outfit

Fabric: 100% Cotton African Wax (Gifted). Great Options here
Bag: Michael Kors
Shoes: Ellen Tracy 
Watch: Michael Kors



PATTERN REVIEW

Pattern Description:
Semi-fitted Sheath dress. Front and back darts, back slit, six different sleeve-neckline variations.

Pattern Sizing:
 Size 6 -22

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved that the pattern has several style options. I did not like the fact that the dress was not fully lined but I guess I knew that when I bought it.

Fabric Used:
100% Cotton African Print Fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made my dress a bit more fitted than the pattern and I added an exposed zipper to create some visual interest. I also lined it fully.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes.
I think this will be my go to sheath dress for now. I'll just have to adjust for a fitted look. It is a great closet staple. You can make it in neutral colors for a chic work look. Pair it with a sharp blazer and you are good to go.  Alternatively, you could make it in bright colors and floral fabrics for spring. The options are endless! 


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