I can’t resist puns. Today’s post is ANOTHER McCalls dress. As I said yesterday, I was so inspired by Stitchywitch’s wrap version that I made my own wrap version today. As a special bonus, I’ll also unveil the shirt version…
I really love this version too! Of course, I’ll probably tack the neckline a bit to tone down the plunging neckline. After having so much extra room in the first version, I cut this one down to a straight size 18 with a small FBA – maybe a half of an inch or so. The fabric was a crazy slippery jersey that made me tear my hair out – not only was it wiley, but I stupidly serged with a three thread overlock, thinking it would be less bulky. The fabric was so slippery it kept slipping out of the way of the needles AFTER it was trimmed, resulting in an unsewn but already cut seam. I had to do an emergency overcast on my sewing machine before I threw something!
I almost didn’t add the wrap-sash part. The sash is completely unnecessary – if I hadn’t added it, the dress would look EXACTLY like the dress I blogged about yesterday, except with the surplice neckline. This would be a super cute summer look sans-sleeves. In the end I decided to add the sash because the least favorite part of the dress is that the back is all one piece – the midriff doesn’t wrap around all the way. I wanted the sash part for a little shaping.
If you’re dying for what pattern details I can remember, check out my review on patternreview.com. In the meantime, Here’s the shirt version. I cut it short for wearing under cardigans. I also added 1.5 inches to the midriff band to make it wider – I don’t love the wider midriff band, so I won’t be doing it again! Also, check out that zany print, huh? It was a cotton interlock and super easy to work with. Unlike some obnoxious yellow and black and white fabric that I know.
That looks fantastic on you! The colour, the style … everything!!
ohhh! Love the prints–they look great! The blouse is fabulous!
That dress is amazing.
The dress looks great! Beautiful fit, and great colors that suit you perfectly.
It might of been a PITA to sew but the black/yellow/white dress looks GREAT on you – nice job! 🙂
I'm liking this pattern a lot as I see the results of more people who make it. I have mine along with the fabric that has been sitting in my sewing shop for over a month. I really need to get on it and sew my own version.
I LOVE the top! I must do copy that idea!
I love the yellow, black and white print. It looks fabulous on you.
that dress looks AMAZING on you. It was well worth the frustrations, i think.
That is a seriously gorgeous dress and you look lovely in it. Love those colours. You can't beat a strong print.
Love the dress!! (bonus it's my favorite colors) and isn't that MM interlock the BEST to work with? That's pretty much the only fabric I have in my stash that wasn't bought with a pattern in mind, but once I worked with it, I had to have more!
The fabric may have been horrible to work with, but it looks beautiful on you. I think this dress is even better than the original.
Great job on all three! I wanna see the turtleneck too – an important part of my winter uniform – turtleneck, skirt, tights, boots.
I love the shirt version, even with the wider midrif band I think it's super cute and flattering. g
The dress is great, and I love the print. I've had the same pattern cut out for a couple of days and am waiting on my fabric. Hope mine's half as cute.
I love this dress on you – and great haircut!!
I love this one! The colours are so sunny and bright, great job!