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Made it Reversible: Part 2

Made it Reversible: Part 2

So here it is, the last reversible garment that I made for my trip in April. I have so much to say about it, but I will give you the necessary information first. I bought the jersey knits for this dress from hobby lobby.  I used McCall 7893 to create this dress, but it is not a reversible wrap dress pattern. I picked this pattern because That fit gave the option to layer the dress under the Agave skirt (essentially rocking it as a top), which would have given m 4 new looks.  I made the dress reversible using the same method that I used for the reversible Lago Tank (here). 

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This is view B, and I cut the size 10 for the front panel and size 8 for the back piece. I cut the size 8 for the back because based on my experiences with McCall's patterns, there is usually a lot of unnecessary ease in their dress back pieces.  The pattern instructions are great and include helpful tips for beginners. I did interface the front edge as instructed for stability even though I finished the front wrap differently.

My only dislike about this pattern is a major one, and it is the low cut on the front neckline. It just isn't my cup of tea, and I actually wore a cami under the dress at the conference I attended in April. My other major issue, which is unrelated to the pattern design, is the current dress length. When I finished this garment, it was the perfect length. However, here I am two wash cycles later, and I now own a too short for work dress. Now before you go into lecture mode, I did pretreat the fabric before I cut the pieces, but it turns out that I was dealing with material that needed multiple pretreatments. Thankfully,  I haven't had that problem with the fabric used for the lago tank. Now that the dress has been washed a few times,  I will likely remove a few more inches from the hem of this dress and wear it as tunic during the summer months, so it's not a total loss. 

All things considered, I think I would call my reversible travel wardrobe project a success.  I learned a lot during the process of making each piece.  Plus, I truly do like each garment as a single piece.

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Geometric Wrap Top: New Look 6620

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