Sunday, March 25, 2012

Finished: Navy Knit Dress (M6319)






Pattern: McCall's 6319 - Misses Lined Knit Dresses

Mods:
  • lengthened the bodice pieces by 3"
  • lengthened the bodice lining pieces by 2"
  • made view c without the asymmetry
  • size 10 without an fba - in fact, I had to take in a bit at the underarms.
  • raw hem

Fabric: textured cotton jersey from Nuttall's

I love knit dresses. I love knits in general, but wearing a knit dress is like getting away with wearing pajamas all day and it looks so put together. This pattern was easy to make with straightforward instructions and very few pieces. I'm SO glad that I checked a few blogs (like Erica's) for a pattern review otherwise I wouldn't have known to lengthen the bodice pieces (I didn't lengthen the skirt). This is one of the very, very few times I didn't make a muslin. I'm 5'9" for reference and the elastic hits right at my natural waist. Next time I'll try to omit the lining and see if I can eke a dress out of just one yard.

Obviously it's feast or famine here, folks! I've been sewing a lot, but not finishing things. Then my mom stopped by. She was appalled (horrified?) by my piles of unfinished projects. I think she seriously regretted asking what I had been making. "Look mom! This is the back left piece of a dress. I'm not sure where the rest is. WAY cute, right??" As soon as she left, I dug in.

Next-up: Renfrew top, Darling Ranges muslin, boxy tops and possibly some knitting.

16 comments:

  1. Oooo gorgeous! It does look sooo comfy.

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  2. I just bought that pattern this week! Happy to see it on someone. It's so cute and comfy looking.

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    1. It's a good one! I'd like to make another dress without the lining. I think it would only take a yard.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is the kind of dress I'd wear every day in Austin... I love knit dresses, too. Just so easy breezy. And I love your necklace!

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    1. Amy, I LOVE your blog. I stalk it all of the time. :) Your wardrobe is amazing.

      Thanks!

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  4. I LOVE this! So elegant and looks great on you. I need something like this for the summer...

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    1. Thanks! I highly recommend the pattern.

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  5. Oh wow! This is so cute! I like your necklace, too!

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    1. Thanks!

      The necklace is from a local designer - Noble Town Vintage. She's on Etsy. I feel like I should give her a shout out because I love her pieces and they are reasonably priced.

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  6. Put together is the perfect description of you in this dress! So sexy, classy and casual at the same time. Like Amy said, perfect Austin/hot weather dress, too. Love the necklace :)

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    1. Thanks Lav! I dressed it up here, but I'm most likely to throw it on with flip-flops for a trip to the grocery store. :)

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  7. Steph, you are smoking hot and I can't believe I JUST found your website. So amazing.


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    1. BROOKE!! HELLO! I'm so glad you found me. I blogstalk you daily and laugh my friggin' ass off.

      A shower and some make-up does wonders, huh? HA!

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  8. You always make comfy clothes that are cute and stylish. I really like this dress in navy.

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  9. I love knit dresses. It is like wearing pajamas! You look fantastic in this dress.

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