Sunday, November 20, 2011

McCalls 6395 - Final


Pattern:
McCalls 6395 - A Dress that's semi-fitted through bust and hip with a loose-fitting waist.


Fabric:
Black ponte knit from Fabric Mart
Gray ponte knit from Fabric Mart
Patchwork Faux Leather from Fabric Mart


Notions:
9" black invisible zipper


The Construction Journey:
**I detailed my pattern alterations in this post.
  
**However, I ended up removing the two inches that I added to the lengthen/shorten lines because the skirt was hanging a little too low.


**I decided to omit the lining I was going to add...the ponte knit is firm enough without it.


**I was going to omit the center back zipper but after adding the leather trim to the neckline, I decided I needed to make sure that I could get the dress over my head...so I added the 9" invisible zipper.




**I also added leather pieces to the hip line and the sleeve hems.




A few more shots:


The leather at the neckline

The hand on the hip pose

Final Notes:
This dress is very comfortable to wear and even though it has a little more "Casual Friday-ish" feel to it, it will get worn to work.  Sometimes, I just need a little something different, y'know!  But I have to tell you that I have a serious fabric crush on ponte knit!  Gawd is this some awesome stuff to sew and wear!




I'm also crushing on McCalls 6460 - View B with the raglan sleeves.  Have I told you lately how much I love raglan sleeves?


  
So I think this will be up next...I also really want a purple sheath dress...don't know if I will have time to make both next weekend but that's what I'll be working on unless I give in and make a few more skirts, or maybe finish up the UFO jacket from earlier this year...or...you get the drift.  *LOL*


Parting Shot:
The Little Prince and his mother came to visit this afternoon and she took these pictures for this post...(Sharon, I know a tripod)  He's getting so big these days, that I wanted to share a picture of the little man with you:






...as always, more later! 

62 comments:

  1. You look absolutely awesome in that dress! I love the way the back drapes around your waist and hips--very attractive. But, enough about you. Let's talk about Little Man--possibly the cutest kid I've ever seen--eat him up!!

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  2. Great looking dress. The Little Prince has truly grown.

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  3. The Little Prince is awesome, Carolyn! Love the dress--and I hear you on ponte--I have purchased from FM, Vogue, Elfriede's in Boulder, and from Christine Jonson--I esp like the ones from Christine.

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  4. You are just rockin' this dress, woman! It looks fantastic on you. Very fashionable, very flattering.

    LP is adorable. Love that little jacket.

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  5. Oh, this is very cute! It's got a real 60's feel to it and you really look terrific in it.

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  6. Dress looks great - love the pockets!

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  7. Love the dress! the leather trim really adds a lot to the look.

    And the Little Prince...well, he's stylin' too. What a cute little guy.

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  8. Once again you have created simple and chic fashion and have the smile to prove you are enjoying the ease and comfort of a great fitting garment. You sure can encourage the rest of us!

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  9. Nice dress! I love the trim, too. You are rockin' the sixties with this look.

    Little Prince is adorable!

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  10. Crazy, crazy, crazy! I bought that pattern on sale at Joann's yesterday and then went over to Yardage Town and purchased purple fabric to make the sheath dress. Woot! Woot! Great minds think alike.

    I love your ponte knit dress with faux leather trim.

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  11. You look great. LP is soooo cute. He is going to be a heartbreaker.

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  12. Fantastic! The leather trim is a great idea and takes the dress up another notch.

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  13. Wow, I love this dress. You look fabulous, really like the leather trim accent. The little prince is looking so handsome.

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  14. Really, really love that dress on you! And the patterned tights? And the leather trim? Oh my goodness, how cute!

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  15. Love the dress and the little man is adorable!!!

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  16. You look great in this dress Carolyn. I love everything about this one and especially the leather trim. Your little prince is getting so big and is so cute!!

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  17. Your dress looks fabulous. I love the leather trimmings. Your little prince is such a handsome young man.

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  18. Very sharp look! Looks great on you!

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  19. You/the dress look great and the mojo is in full swing! The Little Prince is more adorable each day.

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  20. Great trim details, as usual, Carolyn. Another great dress.

    Love the LP pic...looks like he has his Grandma's smile.

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  21. love the dress- the trim is fantastic! :)

    Aww, and I can't believe how big the little guy is already. he has grown so fast!!!

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  22. I like the leather trim! I just finished this one too with the same grey ponte from Fabric Mart on the bottom (we must have hit the same sale, and yes, ponte is the best!).

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  23. Love that dress and isn't he cute!

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  24. lol What a cute little imp!

    I love the leather detailing on that dress! And, yes, isn't ponte a dream to sew?

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  25. GreAt dress! And great workmanship! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Love the way you developed the design of your dress and the way you styled it - the stockings added more punch to the look of the dress - not that it was needed - the dress says so much in itself. I was thinking about adding faux leather trim to the dress I'm currently working on but backed out, because I can't figure out how to care for afterwards. Hand launder or dry clean, which do you plan on doing??

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  27. Love it! So fabulous. Love the mod styling. The leather trim is great! And your tights are a great touch!

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  28. Your dress is great. I think it's perfect for Fridays, especially cold and rainy ones. Makes me so happy that I have both pattern and ponte knit in my stash. I also have some black boots on the way.

    Every time I see pictures of the little guy I remember fondly my trip to New York where we visited Kashi, since he was born just before I arrived. I really most get back to NYC very soon.

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  29. Once again, you made a fabulous, inspiring dress! I too love raglan sleeves and I think I need to finish up this apron kick I'm on and look for those patterns! Very flattering dress - again, I love it! (and cute little man, too)

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  30. Those leather accents are pure genius!

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  31. Simply fabulous..... and how handsome is the young man...growing fast.

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  32. What a great dress, I love the leather details. Ponte knit is great isn't it :)

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  33. What a smile! He is cute!

    I really like the leather trim on your dress. I agree, ponte is nice to sew and wear. It's comfy and it skims over any lumps and bumps.

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  34. I can't believe how LP has grown. It means I've been reading this blog for some time now (before he was born)
    I love the leather trim and how neat and sharp it looks

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  35. you look wonderfull!!!greetings from germany manu

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  36. Fabulous dress, Carolyn, I am with you on the Ponte crush. The Little Prince is such a cute little man.

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  37. You posted pictures of two stylish people! I love the way that you sewed and styled this dress. You look ready for the runway. Little man is adorable. Both of you have great smiles!

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  38. Great dress and love the leather detail. Lil man is growing up so fast.. so adorable.

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  39. That's very stylish and chic. Leather is everywhere. The little boy is growing up fast!

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  40. Well Carolyn, you've done it again. Added another pattern to my pattern wish list, that is. I'm loving what you did with the leather trim on this dress. Oh my, your grandson is adorable! And how he's grown since the last pic!

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  41. This is a fantastic dress! But can you please tell me, what is a ponte knit? Is it the same thing as à double knit?

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  42. How cute is Danny! Great dress.

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  43. I LOVE that leather trim. I've been dying to see this dress. You did a GREAT job! And the Little Prince is adorable.

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  44. Great outfit! shoes, patterned stockings and chic dress. I love the way you used the faux leather as trim.
    What a handsome little man! My SIL and I were talking yesterday about what fun it would be to have grandchildren. Someday.

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  45. You look fab. I love how you've pulled this together. You've inspired me to have a crack an adding leather trim. The little prince is just gorgeous.

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  46. ponte knit is my new BFF too, can't believe I shunned all knit fabrics for all these tears when this gem exists! Love the little prince's leather jacket, how cool is he?

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  47. I like the dress, but I really love your new fireplace with the marble surround. And, of course, your grandson. He's a doll. It's clear that he spends plenty of time posing for the camera!

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  48. Ooooh, that leather trim! I love it! Another superb dress from you Carolyn. Ponte is terrific stuff. I so want to make a version of this dress too now that I've seen yours - but we're just starting summer! I'll have to put that pattern on my wish list for autumn. And the Little Prince - what a cut guy!

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  49. Everything about this outfit is fantastic. Your new dress, with the leather accents, is beautifully crafted. Great design!

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  50. Wow! What a look!Absolutely fabulous with that trim. And what an adorable Little Prince.

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  51. If you want a lot of comments just put a pic of the little man in your post! He's adorable!

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  52. Super dress! Your little prince is so adorable.

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  53. This is a "Hip" little number! I love this dress on you. The leather trim makes it so mod! So Cute Lady!!! And that little one's growing fast--such a cutie!!!!!

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  54. Aw shucks!!! I gotta go get this pattern now. You hooked it up NICE with the leather. Little Prince is so handsome in his leather jacket. Happy Holidays!

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  55. glad you have your mojo back -missed seeing your wonderful sewing - hope your new flat has a large wardrobe to accomodate all your future creations for us to see. I love your new style dress .

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  56. I love you in that outfit. The leather trim is so classy. Your little is prince is so precious! Enjoy him.

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  57. Ok, so I'm super late to the party here, but your dress is fabulous and I love the touch of leather trim. It gives it the luxe look without going overboard.

    The Little Prince, well, he's growing into quite the young man!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  58. You look fabulous in your new dress, Carolyn! On trend and sleek. I would totally take inspiration from you if I ever wore dresses!

    And the Little Prince--OMG--he could not be any cuter. Enjoy him and all your family for the holiday!

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  59. What a fantastic outfit, Carolyn!

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  60. I love your dress! It's so beautiful and flattering and the faux leather makes takes it to that next level. You look totally AMAZING!

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