April 8, 2013
My Easter Dress
I had a small amount of this knit that I most likely bought to make a version of the oh so popular Vogue 1250. Instead of that dress, I made McCalls 5974 the Perfect Knit Dress (as labelled by the pattern).
Previously I had made Version A, the non wrap version. This time, I made View D - the longer length wrap with the short sleeves. I took a scrap of the fabric to Macy's and found a nice, bright navy cardigan that looks lovely with this but I didn't wear it at all on Easter - nor did I put shoes on. :(
There was some talk on Instagram about doing a sew along for this pattern - but I went along without the others.
The pattern is straight forward and easy to put together. I used clear elastic to stabilize the shoulder seams and keep the neckline from gaping - but it does just a tiny bit still.
This dress - even in this bright pattern - was easy to wear. Hopefully, I'll get a bit more wear out of it in the future.