Does anyone else remember that story? I’d like to think that this dress is a little cuter than her sad, tattered clothes though.
Anyway, hi all! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve showed my face around these parts. I (finally) graduated from my master’s on Saturday and finished up all of the things that went along with it, like the end of the school year. It was a pretty crazy year, and I’m not expecting next year to be nearly as nutty. Which means more time for blogging, yay!
I’ve promised myself that I’m going to catch up on the backlog of makes I have piled in my closet over the next few weeks since I have NOTHING else to do. Except for sew, that is. I have been sewing a lot over the past few months as a huge stress reliever so I’ve got lots to share. Truth be told, I almost didn’t get photos of this dress while I had it on today. I’m not a big fan of wearing my hair up, and wasn’t sure if I wanted my slightly wrinkled, crazy, makeup-free face lurking on this space. Since I’ve procrastinated so long, I threw on some chapstick and said screw it. I’m a master now. That means unclipped threads don’t count, right?
This dress was one of the fastest makes ever, and came out much cuter than I was expecting it to. I made it entirely out of my own house, on sewing dates with other Chicago ladies. It just sat in my bag with the sole purpose of being something to work on outside of the house. All in all, I’d say it only took a few good hours of work.
I didn’t feel like muslining such a simple design (plus it’s only one piece for the front so I would have wasted a lot of fabric) so I ended up making a lot of alterations as I went to make it fit as best as I could. I’m still not totally sold on the fit, but it’s super comfy and airy because it’s a little big. If you have any experience with a Chicago summer and 100% humidity all the time, you know exactly what I’m talking about. That being said, the sizing was a bit off. I went by the finished garment measurements, but still could have sized down.
I’m love the little back cutout on this dress. It’s like a little party in the back. As is, I’m yanking my bra down so you can’t see it, so I wish it hit up just a little higher. I think that on someone a little taller this would be no problem, but if you’re small like me, it’s something to think about.
|Bra+Unclipped Thread = Worry-free Summer|
That’s all I have to say about this one! I hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of your summer!
Fabric: Meet Your Match from Cotton+Steel
Pattern: McCall’s 6924
Size: 12, graded to a 10 at shoulders
–Took in 1in. at side seams
–Eliminated back button closure and sewed with 1/2in. seam allowance
–Shortened length by 4in.