This dress is my third, and for now final, McCalls 2401. Making the same pattern three times, without any alterations, might sound a bit boring but I've found it so helpful for developing my basic sewing skills. This dress is by far the neatest and best-fitting of the three. What a difference it made working with good quality fabric as well! I can't remember what this fabric is called but it's a bit silky so it doesn't need lining and it's got a really nice cross weave to it - although it also frays terribly! The invisible zip is the most invisible I've done yet and I think the sleeves are also the neatest of the three dresses. Every time I put it on to go to work I get a wee smile of satisfaction that 'I made this!' and it has really given my sewing confidence a real boost.
The colour of this fabric just makes me so happy! I love teal and this is a particularly rich shade. I think I may have just enough left for a tiny pocket tank too - bonus! Next up - get some photos of the second McCalls 2401 I made for a wedding - I wear it quite often at the weekends and love it too but have yet to remember to take a photo.
|Love the colour!|