~~~Updates from the local sewing front~~~
. While visiting my family I did stitch up a maxi dress for my daughter. Used McCall's 6074. The dress went together like a dream because the pattern is really easy - I've made it twice before for myself. Of course I don't have a picture of it though - NO MEMORY CARD REMEMBER. I made it on Friday while she was at work. She had time to jump into it before we ran out the door to the graduation. It fit her wonderfully, and she did receive some complements.
. Thank goodness my children allow me to sew while visiting! My youngest Grand-son even helped me measure for hems. I finally got around to making the Mission Maxi for myself on Saturday. Isn't it amazing how certain patterns just sweep the sewing world?
Such has been the case of this maxi. Fell in love with the pattern last summer after seeing so many bloggers make it - finally had to get it for meh!
|Jersey knit from Metro Textile 2 years ago. I promise there's a waist indention when I'm wearing the dress - didn't show up on Lady Faye however.|
I love it so much - had to have two...
|Cotton ribbed knit purchased from WalMart @ $1.00 per yard before they stopped selling fabric and then started back selling it again.|
|Why does my dress form always look a little lopsided in the pictures? Love me some racer backed anything!|
Who doesn't love this pattern??? You will notice that I sort of chickened out on making the godet version. Didn't know if I could pull that much fabric around behind me. I do like that view though and just might make it. The pattern instructions are really good, but you really don't need them. This would also be a great pattern for a beginner.
The only change I made was in how the neck and armseye bindings were applied. The pattern calls for them to be applied like a facing - attached, folded to the wrong side and them stitched. I like them better without stitching them down. I also choose not to hem either of the dresses for two reasons: didn't want to chance waviness that can sometimes happen in hemming knits; and didn't want to use that much steam-a-seam to ensure that the waviness didn't happen.
What's new on your sewing front????