Monday, July 11, 2011

M5850 (Little Black dress)

McCall's 5850
 This is the first dress I made by myself successfully. It is a little black dress. I could not be more proud of myself. I thought the instructions were made easy enough for a beginner like me to understand. This was the first zipper I done correctly after many trial and errors. I made in with black cotton and lined it with white cotton for a contrast. Then I added the red belt for a splash of color. 

Size cut- 16

Alterations- I Shortened the dress by two inches and added an inch to the bodice. Instead of sewing the boning to the lining I sewn it to the seam allowance. I also used medium fusible interfacing as underlining

Thing I would change: This pattern runs quite big so next time I will make it a size smaller with alterations.


  1. A simple looking dress, but so gorgeous!

  2. Love this dress it looks very nice on you. Keep sewing girl.

  3. Thanks for following my blog! I like yours too, it's good your practicing your sewing skills. That's what our lecturers told us to do over summer, they were like 'make, make, make!"

  4. Love the dress! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'm considering taking up fashion design on the side, and maybe reading your blog and seeing your intricate work will inspire me! :) Keep it up. I have an inspirational blog if you'd like to check it out!

  5. This is the perfect black dress!


  6. I just bought this pattern :)
    AFter reading your review on PR, it made me confident in the pattern :)

  7. Your welcome, glad I could help. I really is a great pattern to have in your stash.