Finished McCall’s 5927



I finished the dress I’ve been working on. While I was hoping to finish sooner, I’ve been quite busy with other things. The dress turned out fairly well. I based the size on the information in the instructions, so it’s a 14 for C cup (there are different sizes for A/B, C, and D cups). The fit is good although I was skeptical at first (I usually make a 16). The material is a washable wool blend I bought at JoAnn’s. The only thing I did have trouble with was trying to match the seams in the back. It wouldn’t have been a problem if I had used a regular zipper, but I used an invisible zipper. Since the insertion techniques are different for the two types of zippers, I wasn’t able to get those seams to come together evenly at the waist(I’m determined to figure out how to make it work). But anyway, every garment is an improvement over a previous garment, so “practice makes perfect” (or more practice makes you better). Happy sewing!

5 thoughts on “Finished McCall’s 5927

  1. To get that zipper even on both sides, sew the first side. Zip up the zipper. Mark the seam place on the other side of the zipper and HAND baste it. Zip it up to make sure it's even and then sew your permanent stitch.

  2. Glad Erica explained that one! I haven't tried an invisible zip on a dress with bodice and skirt yet so I know I would have had difficulty with it too. I think you did a great job! I've love that pattern for some time now, just haven't gotten around to trying it yet.

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