I needed a bit of a break from complicated sewing projects, so I pulled McCalls 7185 out along with some cotton yardage.
My initial reason for purchasing this pattern was the straight skirt version with the asymmetrical opening. But I suspect that one will be rather difficult to wear without flashing a lot of leg. So I went with the easy-to-wear full skirt option.
This is one of those multi-cup size patterns that everyone always raves about. I chose to go with the C cup, and while that is my bra size, these patterns always end up slightly too large through the bust for me. This time was no different, and so this is probably my last attempt using the FBA drafted by McCalls.
But I am still going to call this a success because I really love the dress!
It’s so easy to wear, even if it is a bit more roomy than I am used to.
The design looks like a contemporary take on a vintage house dress to me, and makes me want to find an original Swirl Wrap Dress pattern to try.
Or I may have to make another version of this dress.
But for now, this is definitely going to be a great garment to have on hand in the summer heat. Hooray for cotton!
Dress: Made by me, McCalls 7185
Shoes: Miss L Fire "Casablanca"
Earrings: Made by me