Wednesday, May 10, 2017

McCall's 7564


McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry

 This coming weekend is a busy one for our family, it is a nurse pinning, three graduations and Mother's Day.  Well, celebrations of this nature calls for a new dress for Mom.  I loved this Mood Fabrics' Taupe/Mocha/Black/Red Cotton Stretch Terry and thought it would work great for a dress.  I want to note that even though the fabric says terry in the description, it is a lightweight knit and I don't feel it has that terry "feel".    The knit will be perfect for s graduation and not look wrinkled after all that sitting.



 
McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry



    I went with McCall's 7564 dress in the sleeveless version.  I did make some changes and the main was removing lots of ease.  I really just kept trying on this dress and pinning out the extra until I got the look I wanted.   To add some contrast to the fabric, I went with some ponte from stash.  This worked really well for the front placket and neckband as it is a stable knit.  I love the stripe terry for the feel and the look of the stripes and colors but it is very stretchy.    The underarm seams, need some stabilizing to keep this area in shape and close to the body.  I used the ponte as a binding and I love the contrast here, too
McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry - back view



  This dress had a very low opening and I wanted a bit more coverage, which in reality I should  of adjusted before I put in the placket.  Most of the time, that is not how I sew, it is let's make this work for  me.  For this one, it was an easy fix, I just added a piece of fabric between the placket in a v shape.

McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry- front placket

McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry



    I did get the the stretch terry pulled up just a bit at the bottom of the placket, I should of added a bit more interfacing to stabilize that area.   This was a pretty quick dress to make and the neckline went together beautifully, just observe the markings to match the fronts and back equally.

McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry- side view

  If the stripe isn't for you, Mood Fabrics' has a great selection stretch terry.   After this weekend, Meredith will have her Bachelor's in Nursing, Kaitlyn her Bachelor's in Secondary Math Ed and Erin will have her Master's in Mathematics (High School Math teacher, mostly dual credit).  To say I am a proud mom is an understatement, four daughters and four college graduates.  Thanks for letting me brag.  
McCall's 7564 dress made from Mood Fabrics' stretch terry




    Now if you excuse me, I have another dress I hope to have finished before this weekend !    




Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  These garment are blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.
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10 comments:

  1. Seems it was just yesterday that you posted about the twins' prom dresses...it goes so fast. I was chatting with Ashley earlier, she turns 45 tomorrow, hard to believe. Have a wonderful weekend with your family, congrats all round, and Happy Mother's Day - Coco

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    1. Time goes so quickly for sure. Thanks

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  2. Oh my! You have a busy weekend ahead of you. Congratulations to you and your family and Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks, it was a busy weekend but oh so fun.

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  3. I almost missed this post! Congratulations to your daughters and completion of their degrees. You have every right to brag! They obviously take after their smart and talented mom! I hope their chosen careers bring them much satisfaction and fulfillment.

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    1. Thanks, they did so good and I am so proud of them.

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  4. Congratulations on the girls - Proud Mom moments are the best! My daughter will graduate with her Bachelor of Nursing also I still haven't decided what to wear yet - I'll be doing a lot of walking in the city of Philadelphia that day so comfy shoes will be a must. Love your dress!

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    1. Congratulations to your daughter. Thanks

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  5. Cute dress Lori! I really like your change to the front by adding the piece for modesty. I love the look!

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    1. Thanks, that piece oh so helped.

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