Sunday, September 21, 2014
McCall 6464 - Notes on a Pattern My Peacock Dress
Today is my 52 birthday. I'm very thankful to be in the land of the living. This year has been challenging for me for many reasons. But I will not go into that now.
This post is about the birthday dress (Peacock dress) that I had planned to finished by today. I like Rhonda's idea of naming her creations. (I think I need a matching fascinator.) So I took a tip from her and decided to name this dress, the Peacock dress. The colors of the fabric are vibrant like the feathers of a male peacock.
I'm using McCall 6464, the 3/4 sleeve with the straight skirt. The good thing is I've already made the bodice adjustments that I require.
FBA: I may need to relocate the dart, but I'll determine where once I start to sew the dress.
Swayback and Prominent Shoulder Blades:
I forgot to make the tuck on the side back pattern before taking the picture. But you can see where I made the tuck. Palmer/Pletsch includes the lines, which is very helpful. You can increase the depth if needed. The adjustment for the prominent shoulder blades adds width throughout the back pattern. I only need it in the upper back area. It's not needed below the bust area. The excess can be removed by increasing the depth of the seams where needed.
That's it for this post. Enjoy your day!