I first started working on this dress in May 2018, more than a year ago. When I saw the pattern, with the ruched front panel and option to use contrast fabrics, it captured my attention. I also wanted to try sewing knits of different stretch together as a challenge. After a year (*ahem…*), I’ve finally finished this dress. My excuse is that, I was pregnant and I knew I wouldn’t fit in the dress until a while after I’ve given birth, so I abandoned it not long after I’ve started. But better late than never!
Pattern:McCall’s 7467, I made View D with View C collar.
Size made:A5: Sizes US6-14 included, I made size 6 in bust grading up to size 8 in the waist and hips.
Pattern pieces:8 pieces of which 2 joins together. So final pieces =7. This is for View D + View C collar.
Main fabric for side, back and sleeves: Double ponte knit [85% polyester, 12% rayon, 3% spandex], 147cm width, 1.5m length, made in China, bought from Spotlight.
Front ruched contrast fabric: Floral ITY (interlock twist yarn) [95% polyester, 5% elastane], 127cm width, 1.5cm length, made in China, bought from Spotlight.
New Techniques used:Sewing fabrics with different degrees of stretch together.
Omitted collar facing understitching, as the ITY fabric is so slinky and it wouldn’t have made a difference.
Reduced the sleeves by 6cm.
Hand-sewn sleeve and dress hems.
Graded the pattern from size 6 in bust to size 8 in waist and hips as mentioned above.
Top-stitched the collar edges.
Well, that was fun to make. It’s finally getting colder, so I guess my next project(s) would reflect that. Or, I’ll just work on more UFOs (unfinished objects)!