M4826 bodice with BHL circle skirt Combo

Hi Everyone,

I have had this dress made for a while but have just been soo busy lately with x2 children, LegoLand, Sonisphere festival, office parties and more that I have not had time to blog about it.  I have about 20 minutes now so this may be a little on the brief side….

I’ve had the McCall’s pattern M4826 for a while now.  I love the bodice/halterneck that this pattern has but not so keen on the gathered skirt. So I thought I would try something a little different.  I had some Cherry fabric (from fabricland.co.uk) that I had been keeping back for the right dress.  Now seemed the appropriate time 🙂  When I have a plan/idea in my head I just have to get on with it straight away!

I traced off the bodice pattern pieces on to my faithful wilko kiddie craft paper.  I made a Toile/Muslin of the bodice pieces as I needed to get the fit right.  This needed a little adjusting.  I then transferred the adjustments to the traced pattern pieces for future versions 🙂

Aftermaking the bodice/halterneck I used the circle skirt app from By Hand London to help me find the right dimensions for the circle skirt.  As I my fabric was only 45″ wide I could not get the length I really wanted so it kinda came out as a skater type skirt in the end.  Lou future note ** quite tricky to make a circle skirt with a 45″ wide fabric…next time try a different skirt solution** 😉

So here it is:



M4826 bodice with circle skirt

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