Friday, 8 January 2016

MCcalls 7186 ~ Blue Lagoon


It's been an absolute age since I made this dress! I bought the pattern as soon as it came out and made it straight away with fabric I already had from my fabric shopping spree with Mum back in March at the Birmingham Rag Market. I hadn't forgotten that I had this dress, but I had forgotten that I never got around to blogging it!

Photos were taken on our recent holiday (I am so behind on blogging)but it's taken me so long to get the photos up on the blog, this dress is packed again waiting on our next voyage! So with photos fresh from November holidays, here it is. Finally!




This pattern is McCalls 7186 


And as you can tell, I made View B



I love the gathered shoulders, the gathers in the left bodice and the asymmetrical styling but one dislike was the double layered front.  The right front wraps over the left so it makes sense that the left hand side doesn't need to be full length. So I cut my left front off at hip length. This gives less bulk, a neater hem and also made the front hang much better.

This style dress is my weakness. I cannot resist them. Love making them, love wearing them. But the reality of it is, for my lifestyle, I really only need one dress like this. Two at a push! Sadly I just do not have the lifestyle for dresses like this. Not as many as I have anyway. So I am publicly making this Final note to self: Do not buy (or make)  any more gathered bodice fitted dress patterns!! 


But just to make that statement a little harder, this is DH's favourite dress! (And trust me, there isn't many he comments on un- prompted to this must be good!) ;)

To read my Sewing Pattern Review Click Here

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)

Happy Sewing!
Dawn :) x

14 comments:

  1. Very nice and that blue is your color!

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  2. This dress is beautiful on you! It is so flattering, and the color is lovely.

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  3. I love that blue. The dress is gorgeous and fits beautifully. Your review was very helpful.

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  4. I love that blue. The dress is gorgeous and fits beautifully. Your review was very helpful.

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  5. love it. and i'm with you, it's my favorite style as well :-)

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    1. Haha Thank you! its a weakness! x

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  6. Most definitely a beautiful and well fitting dress. That blue color is gorgeous!

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  7. I know the feeling! Lots of lovely dresses out there to make and little opportunity to wear them. Worse still you often need better weather, as they don't lend themselves to biting wind, and slashing rain. This fitted dress looks lovely on you though. I hope you have many holidays when you can wear this type of dress. TS

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    1. Thank you! And I totally agree with the weather comment. I can tell you are from the UK too! :) x

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  8. I really love your dress! It fits you beautifully :) Great work! xx

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