You guys have you ever started on a project, and realized said project was going to require a little more than you bargained for? I'm sure we all can relate, right?! Well, Saturday morning I got the brilliant idea that I would start on a pair of pants. Y'all, the tissue would barely come up over my thighs, ugh. Now, granted the pants are designed for stretch fabrics, but shouldn't I still be able to tissue fit the pattern and get them over my thighs?
So, I put that pattern away, temporarily; however, I did make the lengthening adjustments, but I didn't want to start on the pants until I've watched a few of my Craftsy classes on pants fitting. Sure, I've made pants in the past; however, pants just seem to require so much more effort, geesh! Well, back to this cute little pattern that McCall's released for their early fall collection. I made view E, just reduced the length, and did a handkerchief hemline. Okay, maybe I didn't mean to this time, but I'm going with it, and there was no way I was picking stitches from a twin-needled hem, none! LOL!
|I did notice a little dip in the back neckline. I'm not sure why this happened, as I used my normal size for Mc'Call's. It's not enough to bug, well, maybe slightly,lol! I'm still going to rock this dress, though :)...|
I ordered this stripe fabric from Mood's fabric's about two months ago, not sure if it's still available. It's listed as a Ponte, but it's a lightweight Ponte, perfect for dresses. I made a 16 at the bust and graded to an 18 at the waist and hips. I found the fit to be pretty good, but I would note that the neckline I may raise a smidgen next time.
|Just twin-needled the neckline and armholes..I would have normally|
used a binding ,but didn't want to disturb the stripe fabric. I need to invest
in a coverstitch, as my twin-needle was tripping with this fabric..
I love, love this style of dress. I guess it's somewhat of the "fit and flare" type style of dress. I'm not really big on the fitted, or body con look on myself; however, I love it on other people. Granted, this is not a new style by any means,and you most likely may have something similar in your stash already. Now that I think about it, I believe I've made something like view E before with M6957 . Yep, so, definitely not a new silhouette, but do we ever need a reason to buy patterns,lol!
Well, I guess now that I've gotten this little quickie project out of my system; it's now on to the pants fitting! Wish me luck you guys! Hopefully, I'll be back with an awesome pair of pants :)....
~Be Blessed and Nothin' Less and Continue to Stay Fearlessly Fierce!