Sunday, August 21, 2016

McCall's M7186 Dress


I can't believe summer's almost over! Not that I'm complaining because Texas summers are not very nice. It's definitely time for me to start thinking about fall and winter sewing. I decided to make this dress with fall-appropriate fabric. I used view C but skipped the gathering on the shoulders because this fabric seems to work better with clean lines and less detail. 


The back is made from one piece - which makes the dress a really quick sew. I'm usually not a big fan of McCall's instructions but these were easy to follow since there's not much detail to the dress. 


There's a standing collar at the back, which comes as part of the front pattern piece. If you're skipping the sleeves like I did, then you only need two pattern pieces for the dress. Hopefully you can see the fabric better in the zoomed in picture above - I bought it at JoAnn but I don't remember what type of fabric it is. 


My son wanted to be in the pics, too, lol! He's starting kindergarten tomorrow and he's super duper excited. 


Hope you all have a wonderful week. Happy Sewing!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

GO TEAM USA!! & S1101 Dress


Let the games begin indeed! I'm gonna be wearing this patriotic dress while watching the Olympic games this month and hoping for Team USA to get as many gold medals as possible. The pattern is another Jiffy (surprise, surprise!), and comes together really quickly. I really love the pattern so I know more versions will be made soon. 


I love the straps at the back! The fabric is from JoAnn - it was on sale during the Fourth of July weekend. It was such a fun dress to make, and it's very comfortable. 


Hoping and praying that all our athletes have a safe stay in Brazil.Go Team USA!!