Versatile Springtime Dress


This is the third time I have sewn with this pattern (McCalls 6011)!

It is such an underrated pattern, I really recommend it! For this dress I omitted the sleeves and added these little things near the neckline to give the neckline a sweetheart effect.

This style is so flattering on the curvy figure! Empathizes the bust and the skirt (which is cut on the bias) skims over the hips.

It is rare I ever sew with a pattern where I don’t need to alter the fit, but this is one such case.

Fabric: Not sure how you would categorize it perhaps is a viscose. Its really soft and drapey but it has some body to it. Actually I think it may be 100% cotton…

It was $3 a meter during last years sales at Spotlight. It was lovely to sew with.

Lining: aprox 50cm of Black Bahama voile about $6 per meter (I only lined the bodice)

I have started to line all my garments with lightweight cotton. Don’t know why I ever used that icky polyester lining!

Pattern: McCalls 6011

Notions: 45-50cm invisable around $4 from Lincraft

Time to complete: 4 hrs But I am just guessing again

Date Completed: Earlier this year

Amount of times worn: Once but thats because its been cold all spring up until now.

Fitting notes: Excellent fit. LOVE this pattern!

Anything you would change?: I would put those little loops near the neckline on BEFORE I sewed up the shoulder seam.

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