Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Project Sewn Signature Look: McCalls 6754

 Last week I sat out from sewing along with Project Sewn. I was bummed, but I was so sick the weekend before that there was no way I would have finished anything. The looks from the designers and at home entries were so amazing, I absolutely love the dress that won the sew along. Check it out.
              Dress: made by me, Blazer: Hot Mama, Shoes: Walmart, Necklace: Pick Your Plum, Belt: Target

This week's theme is signature style. For me, anything classic and of course, anything involving the color navy, is signature me. For this challenge, I chose to sew up McCall's 6754. I made the dress, with 3/4 sleeves using a thrifted double knit I found ages ago in a fun bright green color. I love the way this dress came together and I think I have something I will be able to wear time and time again for awhile.

This dress came together quickly with the exception of the sleeves. I ended up taking them in several inches and I still wasn't totally happy with the way they look. It is a raglan sleeve and just doesn't have the shape that I am used to. Also, the dress is a little short for me, so instead of folding up the hem, I added a one inch strip of the same fabric and used the method Lisa highlights here. It worked perfectly. I cut a size medium but ended up taking in the top half quite a bit to get a more fitted look. I have also made this as a peplum top before and loved the way that turned out as well.

I like that I can wear this dress on it's own or dress it up a little with the blazer. Speaking of the blazer, I am going to attempt to make my own version of this Hot Mama striped blazer that I love...I just didn't have time to try it before the Project Sewn deadline :)

I hope everyone has a great week and takes a moment to vote on their favorite designer and sew along contestants at Project Sewn this week. -



  1. Great work! The dress fits you really well and has great style. It looks fabulous as part of your overall outfit.

  2. Lovely.

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  3. Wow...I love this outfit on you. It's a great fit and neat little jacket to go with it! Keep up the sewing!

  4. Great outfit! I love the colour of your dress and it fits so well! Well done!

  5. Thanks for sending people my way! I always love what you make, so this week's look is no different. And the green looks great with Navy!

    1. Hi Lisa- glad to send people your way, it's a great tip :)

  6. Love the Green Dress. The color is just outstanding!!

  7. I just checked your link from Project Sewn and saw that you linked to my blog. Thank you so much! That means the world to me.

    Anyway, lets talk about your look. I love the color. Is that wall in your house? I love that it coordinates with your dress. Your dress is fantastic, a silhouette I want to try this year, and the fit looks great. I have skinny arms so I'm with you on taking in arms. Love the color combo with the blazer... is the blazer a knit?

  8. The dress is gorgeous! I love the color and the pattern. And it fits you so well!

  9. OH MY! This looks wonderful on you! I started making the peplum top for my daughter in a stripe. I didn't mark the sleeves carefully and sort of gave up but you are inspiring me to give it another go.

  10. So cute! Love the blog!

  11. This looks great! I love the color, the fit, everything!

  12. I'm so glad I found your blog! The dress is sooo cute. I'll definitely be following along from now on!


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