|McCall's 6319 with wide belt|
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|McCall's 6319 with narrow belt|
But that off-center v-neck combined with the fabric I choose reminds me of Wilma Flintstone.
Good think I didn't accessorize with my big white beaded necklace...
(You didn't see it before I mentioned it but now that's all you can think of right?)
The entire bodice is lined which I found to be a nice touch as it finishes the neck and armhole edges very neatly. The instructions provided for lining the bodice are excellent. You stitch together one shoulder seam in both the bodice and lining, leaving one unsewn. The armhole and neck edges are then stitched together and the lining is turned through the unsewn shoulder seam. Simply slipstitch that shoulder seam lining together and there you have it - a nicely finished inside.
The waistline casing is created when the skirt and bodice are sewn together. And did you notice the not so nice finished edges? Yea, everything doesn't have to be a work of art.
The pattern was 99 cents. The dress fabric was purchased on clearance at Joann's for about $6. The lining was a small piece of knit left over from another project. The 1/4" elastic for the waist was maybe 50 cents. For a dress that will see one (maybe two) seasons I didn't waste my time changing the thread in my serger so the seams would look pretty.
I thought the zipper detail on the shoulder of view A (the white dress) was kinda fun and thought I'd add it to this dress. However a quick peek at my zipper box revealed the only metal zipper I had near the correct size was a taupe. So, thumbs down on that idea.
Oh, before I forget. Sizing. I felt this one had plenty of ease in it. Enough that there was no FBA done on this dress....and I took the side seams in a bit. So you might want to flat measure the pattern before you cut it out. Which of course I did not do. Do as I say, not as I do...
From the back it just looks like a simple knit dress. I like it when the back of the dress gives no hint as to the fun design in the front.
So there you have it. Another easy knit dress from McCall's.
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