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Fitted dress McCall's 7714

annieeg

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2021, 16:41:21 PM »
@Silver Rose The top collar option gets my vote :thumbsup:

Ohsewsimple

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2021, 16:51:50 PM »
Still like the top one.  Looks a bit more modern. 

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2021, 07:10:03 AM »
Yes I like the top one , the one in the centre  would be nice in a V neck dress or top. I am still not sure whether I will put a collar on.
What I didn't realise was that none of the collars go all round the neckline, they are only for the front   :[ Anyway the dress is coming together nicely, the ponte is a good weight and not too clingy to my flabby bits   :| 
« Last Edit: September 11, 2021, 18:43:06 PM by Silver Rose »
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LizHartley

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2021, 22:14:12 PM »
The top one for me  :thumbsup:

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2021, 08:08:26 AM »
I did a bit more yesterday, I have made a small change to the pattern by doubling the width of the waistband to give a slightly dropped waist effect. I saw that a poster on Pattern Review had done the same. The waistband is not very noticeable on the full skirted floral version but using a plain colour it is. I hope to get the side seams tacked today and ask my friend to check the fit for me. It looks good on Mimi my mannequin.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 08:10:34 AM by Silver Rose »
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HenriettaMaria

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2021, 12:36:06 PM »
I love the Art Deco style of the most solid one.

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2021, 13:03:07 PM »
I have pinned the larger collar onto the dress and I quite like it,  getting confused now.
What would be the best way of having detachable collars?
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Edit: looks too much like a housemaid's dress  :S
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 13:05:27 PM by Silver Rose »
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Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2021, 07:35:01 AM »
Haven't done much lately but the sleeves are tacked ready to sew and then the hems so I'll try to finish it today.
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b15erk

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2021, 12:08:37 PM »
I like your idea of any of the collars against that beautiful blue @Silver Rose .  I look forward to seeing what you decide on.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2021, 16:42:12 PM »
Sleeves are in and hems are pinned up and I made a slip cover for my new tablet.
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Tamnymore

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2021, 16:55:56 PM »
Just catching up with this thread. All the collars are fabulous! I bought some collates from a charity shop - I must use them.  As you have demonstrated they are really eye-catching on a plain coloured dress.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2021, 08:22:27 AM »
I must finish the hem today, I don't  enjoy hand sewing, my hands are too stiff.
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CCL

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2021, 17:14:13 PM »
Agree with @William, I like the top collar the best also.

Silver Rose

Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2021, 07:17:52 AM »
I finished the dress but haven't  worn it yet with or without  a collar.
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