Pattern: McCall’s 6554, Fashion Star
Fabric: Stretch sateen (main) and Kaufman Radiance (silk/cotton) for belt
Is it bad if I confess that I could have finished this a week ago, except I was waiting on the tube turner set I ordered to arrive in the mail? I really don’t know how I lived without this device. I had no idea turning tubes could be easy!
I’m pretty pleased with how this dress came out. I admit that I made it because the fabric matches my walls, even though I was afraid of the butterflies making it a little too young for me. And to be honest, the fabric does limit the places this dress can be worn. It feels appropriate for an afternoon tea, but alas my life is short on such events. I think I will wear it to a wedding later this summer – it’s good for an outdoor wedding!
I didn’t have enough fabric, so I made the sash in a contrast. I like it better that way – it makes it less matchy. The pattern itself was easy, but do yourself a favor – do not line it the way it says! Use the method that avoids handsewing instead.
I trimmed 3 inches off the length because, again, I was afraid it was too young looking. I cut a straight size 10, but I would do an 8 if making it again. The belt helps it fit, but it’s a still a little too wide in the upper chest (the neck gapes a little in the front.) This is one of McCall’s Fashion Star patterns, but I confess I have never seen the show. I’m surprised at this, because it’s really such a basic pattern. Easy enough for beginners, no problem.
So… I’m back making things again. My personal style has changed a little, and this feels more of the old me, so I plan to examine that soon, hopefully before making something else. I am in grad school now, but luckily all my summer classes are distance learning (I was not looking forward to commuting every day!)
Back soon with more plans…