After a looooong winter, with even snow just last week, Spring has finally sprung around here in Illinois! I wanted to make something quick and daffodilly like to get in the Spring mood.
This dress is McCall's 6889- designed for knits. Here is the line drawing so you can see all of the different possibilities with this one.
I recently purchased a pale yellow Supplex knit from Fabric Mart. This is supposed to be for athletic wear, but it had a really nice drape, and I had 2 yards- just enough for View A of this dress. I really would like to try View C as well with the interesting neckline. There are lots of seams in this design, which make it ideal for a solid fabric.
The pattern calls for a zipper, but that would be overkill. It pulls over the head with ease, so I just left the zipper out. It also calls for a facing- again- that would be more work for not a lot of payoff. So, I just turned under the raw edge of the neckline and topstitched.
I only had enough fabric to make the shorter length, which should be fine for when the weather warms up. I found that the dress as sewn was originally a little shapeless. I went back in and made the seam allowances wider around the waist area to give it a slightly more fitted look.
I really think that just about anyone can wear this style. It may just take some tweaking to get the fit that you'd like. I like styling it with a jacket to break up the full length of one color. The denim jacket also adds a little hard edge to an otherwise very soft feminine style.
I highly recommend this one! In fact, I'm looking at my stash right now to pick out another fabric for it.