Pattern Review – McCalls 5796

This is Gabby’s Design and Technology creation for school. The brief was an age appropriate garment for a child. Gabby chose McCalls 5796 to make a dress for her little cousin using a combination of cottons – Eyeballing Yellow and Liberty Of London Betsy – Tana Lawn

Gabby made up this dress as per pattern, the only alteration made was to the bodice. The bodice sat very wide on the body, so to bring it in (a great suggestion from her sewing tutor) Gabby added two pintucks to the centre front and then recut the bodice facing to fit. Little contrasting buttons were sewn down the centre front as well as back and embroidery anglaise trim around the hem to add lovely details.

Gabby was initially daunted with gathering all the tiers and making the straps neatly, but the extra sewing classes Gabby has been attending with Bernadette Doherty have been extremely helpful, not to mention enjoyable.

Stay tuned for the Gabby’s 60’s inspired dress made in our silk/linen…coming soon