So with that thought in mind and the fact that I've just about had it wearing my limited summer wardrobe, I made a couple more versions of McCalls 6559. Hey I already had the fabric, so why not use it?
Black 'n White Version ~ McCalls 6559:
The first version is from a herringbone/houndstooth ITY knit that I purchased in late October/November of last year from Fabric Mart.
I've always been intrigued by how the herringbone/houndstooth print worked and thought it would make a great short version of McCalls 6559.
What do you think?
- I added a black foldover elastic at the neckline.
- Turned down the armholes and stitched.
- Turned up the hem and ironed in a little stitch witchery then stitched it down.
Wearing it with a little cardi will make it perfect for public transportation and the office..
This one is golden because my oldest daughter gave it her seal of approval and said she'd even wear it! I know it's a good make when one of the daughters endorse it!
Large Floral Print ~ McCalls 6559:
The first short border print dress turned out so well that I decided to make another. The fabric is from Fabric Mart and was $4.49 per yard - probably purchased during another one of their sales. I just loved the bold floral print and how it ended with a border!
So a few pretty pictures...
Next up is finishing off the blue and white print dress from the last post. After I cut out the shell, I realized that I like a cotton sateen garment better with a lining. Then I decided to add piping to the neckline and finally maybe some pockets on the front? I've turned this into a project...so that's how I spent this Sunday afternoon.
Oh and the little people were here...
A few behind the scenes shots ~
This is what happens when little people are running around when you're trying to take pics...
I know this post is picture heavy so thanks for understanding about all of them. You know I can't help but share grandchildren pictures!
This is what I did with my weekend. What did you do with yours?
...as always more later!