This post is all about new, a new way I decided what to sew and a new style for me. I saw McCall’s 6885 featured on social media along with a famous designer
in a very similar dress. Right when I saw that photo, I knew I had to make this dress.
This fabric was perfect – the chambray look but so soft with the perfect drape for this style of pattern. This is important with this style of dress, I sure didn’t want the fabric to be stiff and add fullness to this style. Now that is the second new for me, I usually don’t do shirt dresses or a looser dress but this one just really appealed to me.
This fabric is thin so I have a slip on with this dress for modesty sake. With the weight of the fabric in mind, I used interfacing on both sides of the collar and undercollar, a tricot knit interfacing to be specific. I am pleased with this decision, the two layers gave the collar some substance. I also cut the undercollar in two pieces on the bias.
This dress is just so fun to wear and I know I will wear it with a belt most of the time but without the belt is just so easy and fun. I did put a red cardigan on with the dress and loved the look but none of my pictures were in focus. You will just have to take my word!
Note on the last three days of pictures. We have had 13 out of the first 14 days in October with rain. I had no choice but to take all of these pictures on the front porch on a gloomy day. I also had to take them on the north side of the house to protect myself from wind and wind gusts. So sorry for the darker nature of the photographs - but guess what? The sun is shining today and is suppose to shine for several more days. The farmers around here might be able to get back to their harvest.