Saturday, July 7, 2012

New Additions

About two weeks ago I was on a mission. I wanted to make the popular McCalls 6559 maxi dress and was able to complete 2 which I absolutely love.

 The purple paisley knit was purchased from Metro Textiles earlier this year (02/12) when I visited NYC with a girlfriend and her sons.  Every blog that I follow have made this dress and commented the same thing,  easy pattern to make.  I made fabric facings on mine instead of folding the fabric inside and sewing it down.  I like the way that the facings look on both dresses.  I cut the 16 but graded it down to a 14 in the bust area.

The second dress is sort of an southwestern striped pattern.  It is also a knit fabric that was purchased at Joann Fabrics. 

I also completed a UFO that was started a number of years ago and I put it down because it was way too big.  The pattern, Vogue 1046 called for a Crepe de Chine, Batiste or Lightweight Broadcloth but of course I made it out of a knit that I purchased at Joann's.  I decided to take it apart and cut it smaller and remake it.  I made the size 14.  The dress was very easy to make and I probably will not make it again as I have quite a few others that I want to make.

I was very happy with the end results and it wore very nicely.  It has been extremely hot in NY state so I have been trying to stay cool. 

As always, Happy Sewing!


  1. Lovely dreses. Mccalls 6559 is making its rounds and fittingly so. Its the perfect instant gratification garment we all look for and to boot its comfortable.

    1. Thank you Sheila. Thinking about making 2 more then moving on to some other projects.


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