Lady in Grey - McCall's 6319

Thursday, 8 December 2011

I love this dress.

This is view b of McCall's 6319 made up in a ponte knit.  I'm really loving the ponte knits lately, they're so easy to sew.  I've been waiting for it to warm up enough to wear this.  I got up early to hem it this morning and then realised once I got in to work that I forgot to remove the water soluble fabric marker!

The only change I made was to lengthen the bodice by an inch.  Unfortunately I forgot to lengthen the lining pieces which I think is why you can see the lining peaking out at the neckline, even though it has been understitched, tacked to the side seams and pressed.  I used the recommended tricot lining because two layers of ponte would have been too warm for a summer dress, but if I make it again I'd probably self line the top.

I really love the pleats and the asymmetrical neckline.  This dress feels very feminine and fun and is really comfy to wear.

My daughter has been begging me to make her graduation dress, she graduates primary school next week, so that's what's up next.  I know it sounds cliche, but I just can't believe how quickly she has grown up.  I can remember walking her in on her first day of prep.  Pretty sure I won't be allowed to walk her in for her first day of high school!


katherine h said...

I love the neckline on that dress. So glad it warmed up enough for you to wear it!

Sharon said...

The pleats are a really nice effect with the asymmetrical neckline and the colour lets you accessorise with all sorts of colours. Enjoy wearing it.

Audrey said...

Your dress looks so nice. I love every version of this dress I see in blogland.

Sølvi said...

Very cool! Love the neckline!