3 September 2009

McCall's 5042 - Numero Dos

Pattern: McCall's 5042 (view C)


Size: size 8

Fabric: Brown with teal, lime & white floral print stretch cotton from Fabricland (Canadian chain fabric store).

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Comments: Same dress as yesterday, made in the exact same way. The only difference is that this fabric is a midweight stretch cotton and yesterday's dress used a lightweight stretch cotton.

Yesterday and today are my first days back to school. There are no kids in the school for classes until September 8th, as the days this week are professional development days. I wore yesterday's dress to school yesterday (imagine that!) and received many compliments. One young teacher told me that I "always look like I'm on What Not to Wear." I chuckled and said, "Is that a good thing?" To which she quickly added that I look like the "after" shots not the "before." So, I guess it is a good thing.

Conclusion: I love the high neckline, fitted waist and fuller skirt of this dress. It is a dream draft for a pear like me!

18 comments:

Joyce in NC said...

I am partial to blue, green, and brown so I love the colors. The cut of the dress works for you. Another great piece in your wardrobe.

Lisa said...

You look great in both dresses!

Patricia said...

Gorgeous! I was pleasantly surprised to find I missed yesterday's post, so this is a double treat.
Definitely the "after" shots.

Trudy Callan said...

Wow! I just love that fabric.

Little Hunting Creek said...

How pretty! It looks great on you

Sew Shy said...

Both dresses are so gorgeous. I love your choice of fabrics and the great neckline.

lsaspacey said...

You should definitely try the V-neck now!

Sher said...

That style is timeless and reminds me of what I would see on the show Mad Men :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like this print even better than the first one! You know if you made this in a solid color or two no one would even realize that you had quite a few dresses from the same pattern!

I hope you have a great school year! And if no one has told you yet this year...I'm proud of you for making your life's work the educating of our children. I know I couldn't do it so I'm in awe of those who can!

Marie-Christine said...

Great dress on you, you're right to repeat! Besides, even when I point out to people that I'm reusing a pattern they usually deny it :-), so have no fear of being found out..

Chris said...

Both dresses look very nice, but I really like this fabric!

Audrey said...

I hope you had a good summer.It certainly seemed to be productive for sewing. The clothes you made are all gorgeous, and if they were mine I would be looking forward to going back to work just so I could wear them.

Vicki said...

Such pretty dresses..and so nicely styled!

Cindy said...

Lovely. Nice to see a teacher dress nice!

Summerset said...

Just like I said - great shape for those of us with this body type!

You look great - stylish and dressed professionally, yet still comfortable. Perfect for school.

Claire S. said...

I'd be hard-pressed to choose between them - they both look great :-)

Nancy K said...

I too like this print even more than the first. The dress is terrifically flattering on you. It is indeed perfect for your pear shape. Have a great school year. Didn't the summer go by quickly?

Tany said...

Yet another one?!?!?! This dress looks wonderful too!