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!
Cennetta

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope it a good one for you too!

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  2. Happy birthday! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
    Susan

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day. Looking forward to seeing the completed dress. I'm also working on a birthday dress.

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  4. Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady! I love your concept about this dress and can't wait to see it.

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    1. Thanks, Bunny. I hope to post more on the dress soon. It's all cut out and ready to sew. I hope to get it done in the next few weeks.

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  5. Happy, happy birthday Cennetta! Only dwell on the happiness today :-)

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  6. Hope it's been a beautiful birthday day for you! Love the colors of the fabric…definitely peacock. I have to make all of the same alterations you do! I look forward to seeing your creation.

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    1. Thanks, Tomasa. I love the colors too. The jewel tones really pop.

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  7. Hope you had a amazing birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday. I love the idea of naming makes too! Thank you for showing altered pattern pieces.

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    1. Thank you, Janet. The naming the garment is a cute idea. I'll post a few more details on making the pattern adjustments.

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  9. Happy Birthday!!!! Will you please provide a detailed post on how you make the pattern adjustments. I know it's based on your individual measurements. Most of the time I have to make adjustments to the back and waistline to supplement for my stomach. If you cannot do a blogpost will you direct me to a blog or video tutorial? Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, KJ2007. I will try to do an additional post about this dress. The only problem is that it won't be a step by step on how I did the alteration in the visual sense. But I will include the details on why I made certain adjustments. there are a few posts in 2012 that provide a few more details I will reference those in a reply once I fine the appropriate links. For a future project I will also include more details. Thank you.
      Cennetta

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  10. Have a wonderful birthday! Thank you for writing this blog. You inspire me to keep up my sewing, and to focus on what works on me.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I'm so glad to be an inspiration to me as so many bloggers are to me. It is very important that you take the bits and pieces that appeal to you and your life style. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting on my blog.

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  11. Happy Birthday to another September baby- mine is Friday. Erica B.'s is this month also. I think September babies are the most creative people on earth.
    I hope you enjoy your day.

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    1. Aw. So sweet. Setpember babies are special. Aren't we? All the Virgos in the house. In my sing voice. Tee Hee.

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  12. I can't wait to see "my little sewing sister" (I'm 53!) in her new Peacock Dress. Love the fabric, Cennetta. You'll be stunning in it, indeed. Knock 'em dead, Gorgeous.

    A very happy belated birthday to you, dear.
    Kelley~

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