Thursday, November 22, 2018

McCall 3560: The 'Minnie Dress'

 Was super excited to get to visit Disneyland this month and to showcase my 'Minnie Dress'--inspired by the famous mouse herself :)

This is one of the first times that I've sewn with proper jersey--I tend to only sew with viscose and two-way as opposed to four-way stretch materials.  This pattern, McCall 3560--from my 1940 McCall Project, is perfect for such fabric.

I've actually sewn this pattern before (with viscose) and made the long-sleeve view A tabbed collar version.

For this version, I went with View B and sewed up the short sleeved, circle neck version.  Both versions feature the best pleated sleeve caps. 

I wasn't quite sure how to handle making a belt in jersey fabric--so I did a bit of online research and came up with the perfect solution.  I sewed the belt from the same fabric (no stiffening included) and sewed the front into the side seams before the zip and the back into the side seams after the zip. So the belt is part of the dress. It works perfect with this fabric--I'm so happy with this approach!

The pattern also features a multi-paneled skirt which hangs really nicely in the jersey fabric.  And I was able to get the BEST matching shoes from my favourite shoe company, Bait Footwear. Gah! I love being matchy-matchy! hahaha

The dress pattern is really quite lovely and the jersey fabric makes this dress one of my go-to travel dresses as it doesn't wrinkle!!

Alas, I didn't actually get to see Minnie Mouse on my trip to Disneyland but I did find the perfect vintage inspired Minnie ears complete with mini top hat and face veil! hahaha. I love it!!

What about you? Are you a Disney fan?

Photos: Philip Stanley Dickson


  1. That is a really pretty dress. Of course I have a thing for pleats. Any type, anywhere. Wouldn't it be fun to make this dress in a stripe fabric where you could use the colors of the stripes!


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