Posts Tagged ‘McCalls 4444’


Like my wedding dress, only better

August 27, 2011

I love the pattern I used for my wedding dress: McCalls 4444 ; but even though it’s just a sundress, I have yet to feel comfortable wearing the dress again. It’s white and lacy enough that it’s a giveaway.


So I decided to make another version but this time I wanted to pay more attention to fitting the bodice. I usually have trouble wearing a sweetheart neckline because the fabric alloted to the bust is never enough to adequately cover my breasts. I mean it’s not obscene for me to wear storebought dresses like that but it’s generally a whole lot more skin than I like showing and I look like I’m poured in to the dress in question.

So this time around I played with the “cup size” until I felt like the bodice actually covered me and I didn’t look so much like I was poured into the dress. It was a really exciting feeling to put on a dress that actually seemed to fit my chest. It’s still a little low but that’s because the dress design is a little low cut not because it doesn’t fit.

I also altered the back of the dress by extending the halter straps so that instead of buttoning the short ends under the neck, I can tie them in a bow and let the ends hang decoratively down my back.

See, pretty strap ends.


OT Weekends: Out of Town

May 22, 2010

It’s a long weekend here in Canada and I’m probably not going to get much sewing done as I’m off to a wedding in Montreal.

When I got married a couple of years ago, I surfed the net for ideas. My favourite site was Offbeat Bride. Authored by Ariel Meadows Stalling who wrote a book of the same name, it’s all about the fun, non traditional things people decide to make part of their weddings these days. The advice is great, but my favourite part  is that she profiles some truly spectacular nuptial parties. The dresses in particular tend to be just fabulous to look at.

I leave you with one of my favourite photos from my little wedding. The dress is McCalls 4444