Friday, January 13, 2012

McCall's 5466 + Vogue 8555 Rope Print Dress

Inspiration - Carolina Herrera Rope Print Dress

This cap sleeve shift dress was my second winter break project. I made a muslin out of canvas fabric of similar weight with no problem, however, it looked horrible on me! It was a perfect example of what a petite woman like me (I am 5'2" (158cm) size 0) not to wear – shift dress made from stiff fabric. I gave up on the challenge of making the exact same dress and opted for an A-line dress.

My version

Fabric: Cotton canvas from Sawyerbrook and Ambiance lining from

Pattern: Again, the hybrid of McCall's 5466 (bodice) and Vogue 8555 (skirt). For this dress I cut the bodice front as one piece by omitting the center front seam.

I’m in love with this TNT pattern! I can see myself using it again and again in the future.

Until next time, cheers to you all!


  1. I love it! Great job recreating the look. I like your's better than the original!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Tara!

  3. Great craftsmanship! One of the hardest parts of sewing (and one I still grapple with) is knowing your best shapes and silhouettes. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Bela, I agree! I have a habit of thinking "this shape usually does not work for me but maybe this one can be an exception...?". You should've seen me in the muslin... I looked like a badly decorated log. LOL!