Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mccalls 5850


Pattern Description: Lined dresses are 4" above knee and have back zipper closure; package features interchangeable components to create your own design; choices include three bodices, two midriffs, gathered skirt, bubble skirt, bubble skirt with hem band and optional bows; included in package are tips for embellishing your finished dress.

Pattern Sizing: I used a size 18 and it was a little big

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well..I used my own skirt, so only the bodice was from this pattern

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I made this to go to a bachellorette party. I liked the one shoulder option and, of course, the shoulder princess seams.

Fabric Used: Linen blend from Hancocks

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 2 inches to the bodice length and did a 2 inch FBA. I added piping to the upper and lower portion of the midrif band. I did not care for the skirts the pattern offered so I just used one of my TNT pencil skirts and added a front vent to it. I also added a stay at the top of the bodice to keep the top from stretching out.

I made the size 18 but I had to take it in some, so next time I will use the size 16.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: Love it!!! Here are the shoes I wore with it


  1. Your dress is gorgeous. It's so pretty.

  2. Fabulous dress. I think I need to go shoe shopping with you, those are HOT!

  3. Beautiful! I HAVE to make myself a one shoulder dress before I have a fit from seeing SO many gorgeous ones lol.

  4. Gorgeous dress.. I love the fabric.

  5. Absolutely fabulous and the shoes are just as fabulous.

  6. Gorgeous dress and you look gorgeous in it! So pretty for Summer, love the shoes too!

  7. Beautiful!! I am currently working on the same pattern and was thinking next time to draft my own slim skirt pattern. Yours looks fantastic!!!!!