This pattern is my McCall's- Petite 6958.
It was seriously fast. The only hiccup I had was with the tucks in front and back as I don't know pattern jargon with treatments like that so I had to research it online first. I like having facings rather than linings too-less fabric used and the whole dress feels lighter.
A very long zipper in back makes it easy to take on and off, no struggles over these hips. Happy camper.
I love the cut of the sleeves as well, they are really flattering. I do think I need to figure out how to fit to my body a bit better, but that will come with practice. I made a size 10 but think I should make the shoulder seams and the waist a bit smaller, but I'm nervous! I don't want to do that and then feel like I'm wearing shrink wrap, ya know? Ugh!
The only thing about a cotton dress I have issues with is when I wear my tights- it does tend to bunch up on my legs, so I think I'll make a silky slip to wear for the next time. Maybe with a bit of lace on the bottom hem for extra glamour. ;) Like Gertie's tutorial here. I have a girl crush on Gertie. Anyone who can pull of pink or lavender hair is awesome in my book.
I also made this "photo backdrop" for a friend of mine-which I thought "Why haven't I thought of this before?"---but anyways....I think next time I'll make it wider and keep it up for decoration. Who knew strips of fabric could be so cute? After Pinteresting it I was s h o c k e d to see what people are charging for these makes. Seriously? Really? Who pays this? SMH
Oh--and I cut my hair off again you guys. I couldn't take it anymore. One day I thought I was going to cry with that growing out mess, so I called up my lady in Cambridge and said "fix me". I feel so much better now, I wake up in the morning and tousle my hands through it and go. Two minutes. Do ya feel me with growing your hair out? This is how I looked:
Do you have any fave dress patterns? I'd love to hear about them! I've got several lined up on my work counter....Now to find some time. It's always a struggle, isn't it?