Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Easy Shirtwaist for Bella: McCall's 4769


Definitely a go-to pattern for Bella's dresses. Something about the pert collar and sleeves and the tailored cut is just right for her. This one is made up in a brushed cotton-poly twill (I'm guessing) that someone gave me.

To make it more interesting I used a striped cotton to face the collar and the front band. The undercollar rolls out just enough to make it looked piped, which is fun! And the little flash of color in front goes a long way towards making it fun, and not just utilitarian. Though it is that. It doesn't even need ironing.

17 comments:

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

But the pink boots and the lovely young lady really make the outfit! :)

Eva Girl said...

Is the collar pointed or rounded? Did you design a rounded collar for this dress pattern? I love how it looks : ) That dress is so classic and looks lovely! I haven't tried this pattern yet - I'm putting it on my list!

Beth said...

Not only is it a great dress, but that girl can accessorize!

Claire said...

That is a gorgeous dress indeed. Bella is growing up to be quite a striking young lady.

Ruthie said...

Great dress, and a beautiful young lady :-)
Fantastic that it doesn't need ironing.

Rhoto said...

Bella's a very beautiful young lady!! (I'd maybe add 3 buttons to the bodice next time... one at bustpoint... it doesn't pull, but could. You probably added snaps?)
Warm greetings,
Rhonda

Barbara said...

Oh it looks gorgeous ... especially with those boots!

anna said...

love it! this is one of my favorite dress styles, might have to check into that pattern, for myself :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful poise/carriage!

This dress looks just like a Lands' End raspberry poplin dress on deep clearance at Sears. It fit beautifully, but my daughter thought the neckline too plain. We were JUST SAYING I must find a pattern so we can upgrade the collar. THANKS!

deb meyers

Margo said...

lovely details! and those boots - so perfect for what I imagine Bella must be like.

Shannon M said...

Lovely dress for a lovely girl!
I've meant to ask you before and never done it...how did you instill such fabulous posture and poise?

Catherine said...

That looks lovely. I realy like ALL dresses you make, so tasteful and always with a little special added. Also your duahghter is adorable pretty in that dress.
Greetings, Catherine

Katie said...

She's stunning!

Polly said...

She is regal. And *regal* + pink boots is a pretty great combination!

Jodie | Velour said...

You are so right! Something about the style... it is MADE for her! Very, very bella (beautiful)!

Rebecca said...

Hello dear Anna,
Did you see Jennie Chancey has a bunch of vintage patterns listed on eBay? See http://crafts.shop.ebay.com/Sewing-Fabric-/160737/i.html?_catref=1&_fln=1&_ipg=&_ssn=chanceys&_trksid=p3911.c0.m282.

Andrea said...

She is a very beautiful girl and hopefully she knows it :-)

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