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Made By A Fabricista: The Noemi

Hi everyone! 

Today I am sharing my Noemi dress #M8091, by McCalls patterns. This is dress is perfect for the summer & the winter. It originally is displayed as a summer dress, & I love that the fabric I chose can be worn in both seasons. You can style this up with boots, heels, or sandals. I chose view C, which is a longer version of the dress with bow for straps.  

When creating the dress, I had to adjust the pattern to fit my measurements. I find it hard sometimes to grade McCalls patterns; for some reason when I adjust & add to it, it tends to get messy during the production of it. This dress was relatively simple to make, however, the numerous alterations really held me up. Sometimes it’s hard for me to judge the accuracy of a pattern, simply because I have to alter every single “big 4” pattern. I have many years in pattern making, but it can be hard when it not a pattern of your own, or you don’t have a mannequin to rely on. 

On a better note, the fabric that I was working with was so amazing. It was a beautiful printed stretch suiting that was imported from Italy. The fabric has a two way stretch & can be worn on either side, as it could definitely be used in reverse. I think you can create many different things with this fabric for example you could make a two piece suit, a blazer, pants, etc. The amount of  stretch, comfortability, and coverage for this fabric would make for a good bottom weight. 


My favorite part of this dress happens to be the bow straps & all the detailed top stitching. It really gives it a polished look. 

On the inside of the dress there is a fair amount of hand sewing & it looks extremely tailored. I truly love creating pieces that can be worn in both season & dressed up & down. It really helps to extend your wardrobe further. 

MACY  @macycamile


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Comments

  1. Well done! It looks like even if the alterations gave you fits, they turned out right because the dress is charming on you.

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  2. You look so cute. I love how your figure is shown off properly. Ready to wear for abundant bodies generally has terrible fit and icky fabrics. Sewing solves that.

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  3. This fabric is PERFECTION for this dress! Your fit alterations look great, love this!

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  4. What a great fabric choice. The geometric pattern perfectly follows your curves, giving this dress such a wonderful custom look. It will work great on its own in the summer too.

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  5. LOVE the fabric and patter choice. Just perfect.

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