Is it the fabric, the quality of the fabric, the pattern?
Or is the perfect convergence of pattern, fit, and fabric?
Either way, I feel like I won life with this dress!
But, let's digress for just a moment...I didn't come up with the perfect pattern for this dress all by myself...
I purchased this DROP DEAD FREAKING GORGEOUS NEOPRENE FABRIC from Gorgeous Fabrics and it is BEYOND Gorgeous!
Ann, from GF, suggested this pattern for the fabric and SHE NAILED IT! Sorry about so many caps but dang, it's perfect!!!
I used McCall's 7092, made view B as a dress with the length of C and the green contrast knit was from my stash.
I was just a bit worried as I read reviews of this pattern about how thick the bodice gets with all the layers but honestly, sew slowly and you will be just fine. I used a size 11 Stretch needle, took my time but the entire dress took about three hours to create and I used my cover stitch to hem the sleeves and skirt. Super easy, great results, all the fitting adjustments are built into the pattern with lines and all you need to do is follow the directions for super-de-duper results!
Also, this isn't a fabric hog like some patterns are. I purchased two yards and have scraps left that I can't decide if I should keep or not. When I have a pretty fabric I really love, it is hard for me to part with the scraps!
I love my new dress and can't wait to wear it!
Thanks for reading and happy sewing!