...everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together.
Continuing on with the winter wardrobe theme, I picked up this bright yellow knitted (but I think polyester) fabric from the Fabric Cave about two months back. There was only about 1.5 metres it in and I was so desperate to use it to make a dress. After a bit of time fiddling around with various patterns, placing on fabric, tilting fabric, re-moving fabric (this must work!) I discovered it fit almost perfectly with my McCalls 9526.
|60s swing dress style -would it work with knit?|
I eliminated the zipper because the fabric is stretchy enough to just slip over my head. I also follow Gertie's instructions for ease and measure all the pattern pieces before I started cutting. Although it says it will fit my bust (which normally means I need to add a bit at the waist) I ended up taking off the seam allowances on all the pieces (5/8 inch all around). To add a little spice to the mixture I embroidered these little houses on.
|One, two, three...remove jacket!|
|Thanks to Bodie dog who wanted to play while we took photos.|
|What are you doing off there? woof woof woof!|