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20-year High School Reunion Dress - McCall's 6460


So two of the dresses that I attempted to make did not work out for my reunion. I ended up making McCall's 6460 and it was a winner! I was planning on making this dress for my cruise last February, but ran out of time. So, when I was feeling the pressure to make my dress the night before my trip, I did a quick check on Pattern Review. All but one review was positive, but Carolyn was the one that considered it to be mediocre. She is a sewing genius, so I was immediately nervous, until I went back to her post. Her dress looked AMAZING on her, even if she didn't like it, so I went ahead and made it. Well, it was a good decision, since I really love the end result. I do think that the other reviewers are correct in that the fabric choices are what can make or break this dress. Thankfully, I picked well as I already had the fabric from my cruise fabric for the pattern.


All-in-all, it was a fun night and I felt comfortable and pretty at the same time. I made the dress in a size 10 and omitted the back zipper, since I was able to slide it off over my head. I may try this again down the road as a color-blocked shirt....Up next, outfits for the ETAC contest. The five fabrics came in, so now the planning starts.

16 comments:

Lori said...

Your dress looks fabulous. Looks like you had a great time at your reunion.

Victoria said...

Wow! You looked phenomenal!!! Great choice! I bet you "knocked them dead" at your reunion!!!

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty!

Robyn said...

What a gorgeous dress - you look fabulous. I think you're right about fabric selection being crucial in this dress and your selection was spot on.

Carolyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous on you! And you're right - your fabric choices were spot on!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

incredibly chic and flattering on you, love it !

Joyce in NC said...

The fabric choice is excellent. Great looking dress on you!

MAD14kt said...

Well done! You are looking FAB! How's your little lady doing?

Myra said...

So perfect! You look absolutely stunning!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You look awesome in this dress and I'm glad that you took my review with a grain of salt. Glad you had a great time and I would love to see this made up as a top.

GodsgirlT said...

I think this turned out FABULOUS! Twenty year reunion? Seriously? Lookin' GREAT Susan!

Lisette M said...

You look fantastic! I love the colors you chose.

lakaribane said...

Great color combination! I need to try color blocking before it goes out of style, LOL!

bpatricia74 said...

Wow! I love the fabric and the style of the dress. You look great! Nice color blocking and fabric.

Julie said...

What a gorgeous dress, you look stunning! Glad that you had fun at your reunion.

velosewer said...

Glad you had a good time. I love your dress so I think it's time to try this dress:) Our spring weather will be here soon and I'm planning lots of dresses for the new season.