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Sunday, June 21, 2015

McCall's 3078 Vintage Dress Muslin & Fabric Choices

I bought the McCall's 3078 vintage dress pattern earlier this year in hopes that I could sew a few summer dresses from it.  I better get to sewing before summer is over.... good thing summer here in Florida last F-O-R-E-V-E-R!

Today's temperature as reached 104 and it's only 8:40 in the morning! We've had a heat wave for over a week with temperatures in the triple digits. I refuse to turn our AC down any cooler during the day than 79, if we get too hot just go for a swim in our lovely 89 degree pool!  The kids say it's like bath water!
Today's temperature!

Back to sewing stuff! 

Vintage McCall's 3078 Dress

Vintage McCall's 3078 Pattern
I had to do my usual bust, waist and hip increase and I used my usual pivot and slide technique.  I think I have finally got the hang of it!

McCall's 3078 Wearable muslin
The muslin is from a bed sheet I had in storage for ages.  I usually can use a twin flat sheet for a muslin dress will little waste left over.  This muslin will be a wearable one!

McCall's 3078 Wearable muslin-back view
I have a few alterations for the final dress such as:  making the darts longer 2-1/2" instead of 1".  I think this will give the top a little more structure and won't look too balloon style.

McCall's 3078 Zipper
I'm not a big fan of this zipper, I'm going to use an invisible zipper next time. But would you look at how matched up the seams are for this zipper.  Nailed it!

McCall's 3078 Shoulder View
I love the should darts.  The allow extra fabric at the bust still allowing shaping at the shoulders.

McCall's 3078 Button front
Buttons from the stash, not my favorites, but they'll do.

McCall's 3078 Vintage Dress

I don't like taking pictures of myself
I pulled my next fabric for this pattern.  I really like the navy linen fabric from Jo-Ann's and the black is either a rayon challis or maybe just rayon floral print fabrics.  I think they both will have a nice flow to them in this dress pattern.
Navy Floral Linen from Jo-Ann's Fabric

Rayon something from stash

I hope to have these dresses finished up today since everyone is gone!  The kids went tubing down the river and DH had to work today.  So I finally have a day to myself!  Sewing machine here I come!

Until next time........................


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love this vintage pattern! Catherine x