I don't know if I can/should even tag this post with the label "McCalls 5845" any more since the only original part is the front bodice, and even that has a slight alteration... so I apologise to the people who stumbled on to my blog when googling "M5845".
You've heard it before, the 5845 is my favourite sewing pattern of all time.
The 5845, a simple darted bodice with a high front neck, low cut back and fitted skirt.
The version I have made has a low scoop back and full gathered skirt.
I found this cotton sateen in my stash, washed it, dried it, then stared at it for days. Days. Not even exaggerating. I couldn't decide between making another strapless M6349 (with short full skirt) or a M5845 with short full skirt. In the end, I stuck with my TNT pattern - M5845.
The bodice is the same as my floral version with outside darts except I did a swayback adjustment, a proper one. The skirt is from M6349 so it's slimmer than my "self drafted" full gathered skirts. I prefer this skirt, it's less poofy and less hem to handsew.
I lined the bodice with red sunsilky polyester, installed a waist stay, and handpicked the zip.