I recently did an audit of my patterns (see here) and was disturbed by how many of them were dresses. The upshot is, I own about 20% dress patterns when I would probably wear them less than 5% of the time. I also discovered I make more dresses than other things, despite them not ever really making me feel comfortable.
So, of course my most recent finish is a dress (argh!). This is McCalls 6884 in Robert Kaufman Laguna Knit Jersey and was a kit from Craftsy.
Sorry for the terrible lighting - it was a rush job on a cloudy day before work..Also - what am I looking at??
I have to say I like this dress. I believe it to be more flattering than it looks here (though perhaps I have made the crossover a little too high, given I am likely to wear a cami underneath anyway).
Overall the dress is pretty comfortable and I like the length of the sleeves.
The pattern was pretty straightforward to make up, though I didn't like the way the wrap at the front was handled. I came very close to stretching the neckline beyond saving because I kept having to frick about with it. I also had to take a fair bit (like several inches each side!) off the side seams from the waist down - they were expecting a very different hip and thigh profile to mine for the size!
A quick look at the model in the dress confirms for me that they are expecting this to be quite plunging at the neckline.
Just looking at this and realising I like the length of her sleeves better. Why didn't I make that?
Am also thinking I wish I had made view C, where the tie doesn't wrap around the body (see below). Maybe I can work out how to tie it differently so it doesn't wrap around the front...
Not much else to say on this - it was quick to sew and the fabric is really soft and has reasonable recovery for jersey. I am likely to wear it to work and feel pretty good, though it's not knocking my socks off (the tie gets a bit annoying). It's pretty exciting to have another dress win in my arsenal, though I really want to stop sewing things I won't wear so much and get on with some pants!!!
I leave you with a delightful picture of me in the dress which should have been an out-take. Whatever just happened I am seriously underwhelmed...!!