I know- I could take it in but….I don’t want to. I do love the dress but I just hate alterations. If I say that I’m going to bring it in, I know it will be sitting on my ever growing fabric pile for a year! And the last thing I need in my sewing room, is clutter.
My fault though- I had a feeling I should have made the bodice smaller but I didn’t.
Mccalls M8091 Review
Overall, I would recommend the pattern. I think it turned out really cute and, had it fit, it would be something I would actually wear (I should probably hold off on making skirts/pants until I’m don’t loosing weight).
The instructions are very easy to follow. A beginner should be able to figure out the steps without too much trouble. I would say the only challenging part is when you have to stitch in the ditch. And that is actually pretty easy- you just need patience!
There are A LOT of pattern pieces and A LOT of steps but don’t let this intimidate you- it just seems like a lot but really, it isn’t hard. It’s just more time consuming.
If you’d like to give it a try, you can buy the pattern at most local sewing shops or you can down load it here (this is not an affiliate link. I do not make any money when you click the link.) https://somethingdelightful.com/m8091
If reading all those steps seems daunting, I filmed the steps so you could follow along if you’d prefer that to following written instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqYVurXlZtU
Let me know if you’ve made this dress or what you’ve been working on!