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.


  1. I watched this one sell. It's a really gorgeous looking pattern. Sorry to hear about your unfortunate run-in with shellfish. Hopefully, you still had an amazing trip.

  2. The ruffled sleeves are lovely but I really like the sleeves of view B. Very elegant!

  3. Agreed! view B sleeves would be so elegant!

  4. I would definitely wear this dress to a formal event, it has beautiful lines!

    Your parting comment about pelting children with candy made me laugh quite loud!

  5. Can't wait to see the photos of your trip. Glad you're feeling better.

  6. I don't know if I would wear the ruffly sleeves but I would totally rock the cowl sleeves!