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McCall’s 8084- A Valentine’s Day Dress for my daughter

I made McCall’s 8084 for my daughter for Valentine’s Day. This is a semi-fitted dress with a tie front bodice. It has dolman sleeves, with an option for a flounce on the sleeve (View A) ruffle or an elastic cuff (view B). It has an elastic waist and different length variations. View B has a hemline ruffle.

I chose View A for my daughter which has the flounce sleeves (which I love) and a shorter length. She picked this bubble crepe fabric in 2019 when we went to Downtown L.A. to buy fabric on my birthday. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. It was only 2 yards but I was confident that I could make it work even though View A calls for 2 3/8 yard.

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But 2 yards wasn’t enough. I had laid it all out and had decided to use some black cotton fabric for one side of the pockets to make it work. It turned out that I miscalculated when laying and cutting out my fabric. So I used the black cotton fabric for the facing of the ties as well and I think it worked out well.

Using the black fabric for one side of the pocket and the tie facings

I can’t wait to give it to her. I think it will look great on her. I already showed her a picture of the dress and she said she likes it. It’s a perfect Spring or Summer dress. And she can wear it on Valentines Day (if she wants to).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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