Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sew Expensive... McCall 7405.
Happy Halloween to everyone! I have been back from a trip to France for a week now and badly neglected the blog. Shell fish poisoning and a ton of overdue work kept me rather distracted when I got back, I'm sad to say.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a few pictures up from wandering through a French antiques market but for today, I have a Sew Expensive post for you!
A while back, this McCall 7405 sold for $108.86.
The pattern has a copyright from 1933 and features the ever difficult-to-find ruffle sleeve. This is actually, believe it or not, a rather reasonable selling price for a pattern like this. I have seen similar sell for as much as $300!
My favorite part is the back opening slit to reveal just a hint of what's underneath.
If I were to make this dress for today, it would be very easy to omit the ruffled sleeve for a rather updated look.
How about you? Would you wear a dress like this to a formal engagement?
For those of us on a budget, there's always Depew 1120:
I hope everyone has a lovely evening. If you'll excuse me, there are strange children begging for food at more door and I must go pelt them with candy.
Posted by Anna Depew at 6:24 PM