I knew I wanted to use McCall's 6752, the same pattern from my stripe knit top from my last Mood Sewing Network Post. The description of this fabric on Mood Fabric's website states "this lightweight jersey would make a stunning top or pullover dress. " After reading this, I knew I had the perfect fabric in my cart.
The fabric is a bit sheer and I contemplated on what to use for the lining. I decided the top of the dress did not need lining since is was more oversized. I planned the stripes so the white would hit the shoulders and the waist. I knew I would need lining for the skirt and pulled out some tricot lining from my stash. I had it for quite sometime, back when I made the twins' swimsuits. The tricot was the perfect weight and stretch. This was sewn separately from the skirt.
Here is the dress in action, my darling daughter, Kaitlyn, never stopped snapping pictures during this little photo shoot. In fact, she said, "If I had known I would be walking all over the yard and driveway I would have put on shoes!" I tell you I have some beautiful pictures in this group and they were quickly deleted!
As you can tell in this picture, the tricot lining keeps the skirt in place.
We have had record amount of rainfall in this area, so the wedding was moved indoors. I still felt perfectly dressed for the wedding and received many compliments on my dress. It was a beautiful wedding and there were two people dressed in Mood Fabric's, myself in this dress and Paige in her lace dress.
This dress will be so fun to wear all summer long.
Today, I am wearing the shirt from this pattern and I love it. McCall's has the drafted the perfect drape on this, it doesn't pull down too low.