Apparently the Nordstrom half yearly sale is going on. Despite that the Rag and Bone booties I have been stalking with NEVER go on sale in black…ever, so says every sales person. So I was eyeing a Foxcroft dress and it popped into my head that I had already made something similar, to buy or not to buy? No, I guess not. How many striped shirt dresses need to be in one wardrobe, who am I Oprah?
So here is the McCalls 6885 summer version. I made the front and back into one piece and folded a narrow hem instead of finishing the hem first and then sewing together. I am generally too sloppy a cutter and sewer to get all professional on the finishing where exact measurements are required. This is a mystery fabric picked up at a thrift store that is light and airy, almost a linen but wrinkle free.
Read pattern review here and below:
Shirt dress with multiple hem styles.
Used the smallest size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing to dislike, great wardrobe builder.
Mystery fabric, a linen lend probably. All the lightweight benefits of linen without the wrinkles.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Lowered the back hem, omitted buttons on the front and sewed shut.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Easy to sew and versatile style. Lots of options for sewing and wearing.