Sorry for the long delay in posts. I went on holiday, and took some new holiday clothes with me! Check out McCall’s 6744.
This is another maxi dress pattern which I purchased after loving other people’s versions. MzChoize, for one. I LOVELOVELOVE the fabric she used, and she looks fabulous in her version. And, of course, Mimi G. Again, I wasn’t sure this dress would suit a less-curvy body like mine, but I love it, I love wearing it, and I feel good in it. What an excellent pattern, where it can suit someone as lusciously hourglass as MzChoize as well as less shapely types, like myself.
Something I thought I’d better mention. The leg slit for this pattern is high. It really is a wonderful beach-style dress, where the wind can blow the skirt open and reveal a tantalizing glimpse of your swimming costume. If you plan to wear this as casualwear, I would probably suggest tacking the skirt somehow to limit the reveal. Or, you can do as I do and just wear your sexiest underwear ho ho ho.
McCalls 6744 comes with three variations. I bought the pattern for Version C as shown on the pattern cover which has the elasticised shoulders. I love this feature, and I love having a summer dress which can protect my shoulders from sunburn! That said, I will very likely sew one of the other sleeveless versions in the future, too. And I would really like to try a woven version, too…
I used another oriental ITY jersey knit for this maxi, but this time was much more enjoyable. And I also love how the dress feels despite being polyester. Must be all the ventilation from that slit in the skirt.
I sewed an XS size, even though I should have sewn a Small, according to my measurements. Other people mentioned in their reviews that the sizing runs on the large size. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted this dress to be bigger.
And just to finish, here is a photo of my dog. Other people’s sewing blogs seem to be filled with photos of their cats, but I am definitely a dog person, and here is my beautiful boy, wanting to get in on the photo shoot action.
So, there you have it: McCalls 6744 (on special at the time of writing this!!). Another winner.