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sewn Aug 2011
Pattern Description: “MISSES’ AND WOMEN’S DRESSES IN FOUR LENGTHS: Empire waist dresses A, B, C, D have hemmed, scoop necklines, side seam pockets and elastic casing at waist; dresses A, C and D have hemmed armholes; dress A has contrast bodice and hem band; dress B has sleeves gathered to sleeve band.” I made D with the sleeves from B
Pattern Sizing:18 – 24 W
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It absolutely does!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Don’t know, its really basic construction, so I just winged it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Its a nice summer maxi dress.
Fabric Used: Rayon Ikat jersey from fabric.com, summer 2011
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did view D, but added the sleeves included for B. But I didn’t gather them at the bottom. Just did a narrow hem. I also had to make my usual grading changes to the pattern to fit me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again. The problem for me, as a person without a serger, is that it MAY have taken someone 2 hours to sew with a serger, but it took considerably longer for me. The hem, sleeve hem, neckline, and shoulders all needed some special treatment that may have been negated with a serger. Also, I’m silly and cut it PLENTY long, and had washed the fabric once, but it shrank up a good 2-3 inches. So beware.
Conclusion: I like it! Its breezy and easy to wear. Simple to construct. I think next time I’ll line the bodice with a sturdier knit because the weight of the skirt on it is a lot. It could use a little more stability.
Pattern Review (Its the same thing as you just read. But if you’re a PR’er you might care!)
4 thoughts on “McCall’s M5893 Jersey Maxi Dress”
Love your dress – great colours and fabric – and the bub is gorgeous.
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!
hi — so glad i found this:) I bought some Lisette & believe it or not, the SAME pattern. My daughter’s getting married in April on the beach (Virginia Beach) & I want to wear it to the wedding. (very very small wedding) But I washed & dried it FIRST, (as recommended), removed it from drier VERY promptly, & it’s wrinkled. And the bolt at Jo-
Ann’s says not to iron it. ?? The Lisette is a very bright & bold pink & yellow flowery print. Gorgeous. And I plan on making the same dress as yours, floor length also. The other fabric is actually quilting cotton. Pink & coral paisley. I want to make the same dress. I can iron that. Any suggestions or comments about the Lisette? Thanks. So excited that I found you & the pic, so thanks so much for being ‘out there’. June
Hi! Thanks for stopping by! That shirt is SO wrinkly!! I’ve ironed it multiple times and it irons just fine. Not sure why so many Lisette fabrics are labeled no iron. Good luck with the dress & enjoy the wedding!
*edit* Also, not sure why I said “that shirt.” lol. All the lisette fabric I’ve bought has been the cotton lawn or cotton sateen, and it has all been so very wrinkly. But it irons!