It's McCalls 6506 and this is where it stands...
Now I hate unfinished objects (UFOs) but I'm putting the leftover fabric, the uncut pattern pieces and the pattern envelope into a storage bag. Then I'm moving it all to the side on the fabric wall. Why do you ask? Especially since I don't like UFOs? Well, you will eventually see (Mimi loved your comment btw!) that the pieces I just made, while constructed using linen fabric are in transitional fall colors.
Just two weeks ago, before I started vacation, I awoke at 5:30am to the sun rising. I'm now waking to darkness...yes, the sun does rise while I'm in the shower and it's light out by the time I walk to the bus stop but autumn and the darkness is coming. So while I'm not ready to sew wools yet, I do realize that it's time to put summer sewing away. That's what's happened to this dress...it just can't go forward into fall...so I'm admitting it and setting it aside to wait for next spring.
Now that's not saying that I've jumped into fall sewing with both feet...please I'm pulling hard against that right now. Not because I love the heat of summer...but I do like the long hours of light. I do like the fact that I can wear dresses and skirts without concerns and I'm honestly just not looking forward to the cold.
Realistically change of the seasons is coming...so it's time to move forward with it. I have one more dress I'd like to make from a wool/linen/silk blend and then I've planned another wardrobe that I'd like to start sewing now and through to the end of the year. I've had some success with wardrobes this year, first the "Lavender & Gray Skies" one and then "The Ten Yard Adventure." I'm excited about this new one which is a little more involved with quite a few more pieces. I'm sure I'll still be sewing it come January but once again this wardrobe will fill some gaps in my wardrobe and will encompass several of the fall trends.
So my McCalls 6506 dress will sit and wait for the spring to come when I'll get back to it. Right now, I'm moving forward not back...
...as always more later!