McCalls 6395 - A Dress that's semi-fitted through bust and hip with a loose-fitting waist.
Black ponte knit from Fabric Mart
Gray ponte knit from Fabric Mart
Patchwork Faux Leather from Fabric Mart
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*
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!