Skip to main content

One Hour Dress

McCall's 9172

I cut the pattern out first then I wanted to time it to see if it really was only a 1 hour dress.
It's only 4 pieces!

So I look at the time and its 6:50 pm so I start to sew!
After a lot of unpicking I got it done around 8:30 pm so around 1hr 30mins. I could not understand what the pattern was saying about sewing the interfacing on...I got completely lost and just  unpicked it and did it my own way. So on my next dress I think it will definitely take 1hour or less..

And here it is! I love the dress..not sure if I like the fabric choice...It's hard trying to find a good fabric design..sometimes I will love the fabric but it may not look so good as a piece of clothing. Anywho, i am so excited to make another one.   Usually the size is so off but this fits me so good. It even has you put darts in the chest area and I did not have to do any adjustments...I just did exactly what the pattern says. I didn't even have to take it in on the sides!! 

There are so many options with this dress. I think everyone should have this pattern. And Everyone should have it in black.  I want to get a solid color fabric and make it ruffly...I can add ruffles to the top and even have it be a tiered dress. I can even shirr(sp?)  it in the middle. With this particular dress I am just going to leave it as is.
I like adding a fun fabric for the facing on the inside as well. And I love how this pattern did not involve any bias tape..I'm not good at that.
Because of the interfacing I didn't have to add bias tape...and look how clean it looks.
The button was simple to do too.
Wouldn't it be fun to do a sew -a-long with this dress? Or a challenge to see what everyone can make in 1 hour or less?  I want to host something like that...maybe when I get more followers?
For Now I will link up to make it wear it Making
 I also Signed up for the Summer of No Pants so I will be linking this to the Flickr Pool.

 It will run from 5/23/2010 until sometime in june..
Just click on the link for details...

Thanks for Looking!


  1. Love those easy pieces, although for some reason, cutting always takes me for-evvver to do.

  2. How great to find a pattern that fits "as is"! Great work. Don't you hate it when the instructions aren't clear? My pet peeve!

  3. Grat job. I think the fabric is perfect for that dress. I'm going to google for that pattern just in case you decide to do the sew-along. I'm following you

  4. Pretty.....I have had same issues with interfacing on some patterns!

  5. Its lovely! I agree...would make a great Little Black Dress. I don't do good with McCall patterns. So, just know you are not the only one who has been frustrated with their patterns, lol!

  6. How cute! I LOVE it with the flower belt . . . so chic! It looks great!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! The dress wasn't that hard to do. I really enjoyed working on the yoke (since it was my 1st). I love the style of your dress. I think it fits you perfectly. I am going to have to check out that pattern.
    Have a great weekend!!

  8. I love this dress! Great fabric, and I agree that the flower belt looks faboooolous with it :)

  9. Ha! I love that you timed yourself making this dress!
    It came out fabulous and looks great on you!

  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

  11. Whoops, sorry, my first comment didn't make any sense!

    What a great dress! It looks so cute with the flower belt and it fits you perfectly!

  12. Turned out amazing. Great job on this. Found you via Train to Crazy.

  13. Love Love that fabric and how well this turned out. I'll be on the look out for that pattern.

  14. Cute! I would love a sew-along. Count me in!

  15. I think it looks great!! I love your fabric choice and the little belt you added makes it really stand out. :-)

  16. I love it! Your fabric choice is perfect too - a bold fabric with a simple dress design is a good combination. It looks great on :) Nice job!

  17. I love it, and if I make shorter I can wear over a nice pair of slacks for work

  18. I know this is an old post, but I just found it. I love this dress!! I have had a sewing machine for almost a year now and haven't even opened the box (I don't know how to sew!!!). But I'm kind of inspired now, and I WANT TO MAKE THIS DRESS! :)

  19. I love the fabric choice and I think the little flower belt is a great touch.

  20. I like the dress and the fabric. The little yellow button is lovely. :-)

  21. I think your choice of fabric is great, it looks a lovely dress.


Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!

Popular posts from this blog

Get a Hobby!

Hobbies help you improve your mental health and well being because  you're engaging the creative network in your brain, you are challenging you mind and keeping it sharp. Its also a stress reduction. When you concentrate on your hobby it is clearing your mind of other distractions. It makes you happy! It makes you interesting! If you are married its important to have other things, separate things that make you happy.  Don't rely on your spouse to make you happy. You both need to find happiness in the things that you enjoy and since happiness is contagious it will rub off on your spouse. You also need to give your spouse space so they can enjoy things they love to do, its important to keep your identity in a marriage! You can still "find yourself" while being married. (I've been married over 20 years) You don't need to rely on people to make you happy! People will let you down, they have there own obligations they have to tend to so if you a

Your First Sewing Machine!

2020 has been a great year for sewing machine sales! Joanne's can't seem to keep them in stock. People making masks as well as others picking up new hobbies due to quarantine and with Christmas around the corner this might even be on your list! So are you looking to buy a sewing machine? If you are in the market for a new Sewing machine you might be a bit perplexed with all the different features. In fact sewing machines range from $100 up to..well there are some in the $12,000 range! So I'm going to keep it simple and share 3 key features to look for in your sewing machine investment. 1. Needle up/down feature : This means when you are sewing a project and you stop you can indicate that you want the needle down into the project so your fabric stays in place when you need to pivot or make adjustments to the fabric. 2. Automatic needle threader : this saves time (and frustration) by threading the needle for you. 3. Needle position right to left: This allows you to stitch

Car seat canopy covers

This is a must have in the summer heat I had a summer baby, born in July!  And I wanted her to have privacy when out in public but there was no way I was going to drape a blanket over her so as a sewer I came up with a solution! Moms are problem solvers!