8 September 2009

McCall's 5042 - Numero Tres

Pattern: McCall's 5042 (view A)


Size: size 8

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

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Comments: As a comment to my last sewing post, lsaspacey said..."You should definitely try the V-neck now!" Well, don't ever say I'm not responsive to my readers - you ask and I deliver.

I am not normally a fan of the V-neck. My smaller than average chest is typically not flattered by showing an expanse of sternum, so I tend to stick to crew necks, boat necks and the like. However, this V-neck is high enough that it is still flattering.

As with the other two dresses (here and here) made using this patterns, this new dress also sports a lined bodice and an unlined skirt.

Conclusion: Due to the dark brown background of the fabric, this dress should do an excellent job of transitioning me into fall. On warmer days, it can go solo. On cooler days, I can toss on a cardigan and perhaps a belt. So versatile.

On a non-sewing note, today is my first official day back to work - with classes and students and all the chaos that goes along with it. Wish me luck - I'm sure I'll need it!

29 comments:

Helen said...

The dress is beautiful! Great job! Good luck for your first official day back at work! (you'll look stunning in your new dresses)

Chris said...

I think the v-neck flatters your face very nicely. Pretty dress!
Good luck today!

Lori said...

I like the v-neck on you, the fabric is beautiful as is the dress. Good luck with your first day back to school.

gwensews said...

Another cute dress! And, yes, good luck at your first day of school. I wouldn't do your job for any amount of money. Yikes!

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

You are really on a roll....all the dresses rock!

Trudy Callan said...

The v-neck and fabric are both beautiful.

Mardel said...

Gorgeous dress, and the high v-neck is very flattering on you.

Nancy K said...

Great dress and the v neck looks great. So easy to get dressed in the morning too.

Lisette M said...

I'm sure you'll be dazzling your students into submission. I love the v-neck also.

Anonymous said...

I love sewing TNT patterns. There's no guess as to wether it will fit and flatter. I think I've made one summer jacket (with variations) 6 times and continue to love it! Your TNT dress is both flattering and practical for teaching. Good luck with your students!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Another great dress! Have a awesome first day and I hope that you get a class full of wonderful children willing to learn!

lsaspacey said...

Yay, you took my suggestion! I myself, have always found v-necks flattering to the small chested and swear by them.

Your dress looks great and I'm now tempted to make myself another version of this dress. However, my first one was too large in the bodice so I'll have to muslin it this time.

Sew Shy said...

Another gorgeous one! You make me want to resume the quest for a dress pattern that I can work over and over.

kiltsnquilts said...

I agree with the masses about the v-neck :-) I think it is a very flattering shape for you, maybe you can make a v-neck more often?!

I hope your first days back at work go well, sadly for us it means a slow down in the amount of sewing and blogging you can do - roll on next hols Lol!!

BTW - I could also see your dresses with tall boots in the autumn.

blackberry said...

Good luck! This is super pretty btw.

JenSA said...

Another great dress.
Good luck back at school and thanks for all the eye candy this summer.

Anonymous said...

the v-neck looks great on you!
esp. with the pendant.
you wear the large-print fabrics well!

Carol said...

Another great dress and the fabric is lovely. I agree about the v neck. I've just knitted a green 3/4 sleeve cardigan/jacket that would work perfectly with this dress as a transseasonal outfit. Now all I need is the dress to go with it!

Vicki said...

Very nice!! Good luck back at school..

Rose said...

Perhaps you will consider sewing more V-neck dresses. This one looks great! Hope you worked your way through the school "chaos".

Maggie said...

I like the v-neck just as much as the boat neck. Hope today ran pretty smoothly for you and your students.

Sher said...

This v neck is so flattering on you!

Good luck on back to school. All I know is I would never have the patience to teach or be a bus driver either.

Faye Lewis said...

I admit - you make any dress look good. That is an especially pretty one.

katherine h said...

The V-neck looks good...and you have accessorised perfectly. I'm pleased it looks this good on you, because I have just started a dress with very similar design lines and I too am not well endowed in the bust area.

Sheila said...

I agree the v-neck dress looks good on you and you find the coolest prints.

Thank you for the awesome compliment on my dress.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic dress! I love the fabric. So chic!

Summerset said...

The v-neck is really flattering on you! I think the right depth and proportion is key as a petite. Good luck on the first few weeks - I know how crazy it can be.

Sharon said...

I love this dress on you - it's very flattering!

Londyn said...

Adorable dress. Great blog!