Pattern Review McCalls 3954

Pattern: McCall’s 3954

Fabric Recommendations: Crepe, Satin, Silk Taffeta, Dupioni

Pattern Description: Fitted and lined bodice, back zipper and flared floor length skirt, short sleeves with elastic

Pattern Sizing: 12-18

Did it look like the drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes except as noted under alterations.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  Easy pattern to whip up, also easily customized.

Fabric Used: 100% Cotton Sateen in White, 2″ wide lace and 2″ wide satin ribbon; white glitter satin.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Various changes. Pattern was made four times. Added a sash and lace trim to the neck line. Added long sleeves below the puff, not pictured. Added a gathered bodice over the front, also not pictured. Added a full lining, not just to the bodice, since the gowns were white.

Would you sew it again? Yes

Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: Nice basic empire waisted gown and easy to make.

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Sash Detail

Sash Detail

Lace Detail

Lace Detail

McCall's 3954



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