Lately I have actually taken some time to sew for myself.
I need to snap a picture of the Traveler Dress I made. I've actually worn it a few times but failed to get a photo.
But I do have a picture of my latest selfish creation. The pattern is McCalls 6102. This is a simple pullover dress with or without cap sleeves and is slightly A lined. This sewed up fast and I am so pleased that the dart was A-OK for my bodacious cups. Yay!
Hello Pasty legs!!
Now, that fabric. It's some kind of faux animal textured print that I hardly remember buying. I sort of recall that it was inexpensive and I thought might be cool to make bags. And I bought up 6 yards of it! Gosh, it must have been cheap. I tried to get a pic to show the texture of the fabric.
I like it! It's very "Janimal" to me!
The best thing about this fabric is that it doesn't ravel. So I got to skip some seam finishing steps. I also had planned on making the version with sleeves, but once I tried it on, I thought it would be cooler without them. Here's a more close up on the dress. I like that it fits me well at the chest, and is nice and loose and swingy. Hey - no Spanx required.
The belt was not part of the pattern. I just thought it looked a bit better with it. None of the belts in my closet looked quite right so I quickly sewed this up to finish it off.
If I don't count the belt, this dress does only take about an hour of sewing time! (That's after cutting and interfacing) Perfect for me. I'm going to cut a few and keep them in my sewing room for when I have little time (always) but want the satisfaction of finishing something (I love that).
I made another in a cotton print. Now the search for the right belt! I think a thick leather belt would work with this dress, I just need the right one. Hopefully I'll get it together and have a pic to post soon.