I love sewing for all seasons, but for some reason, especially fall. You can still wear less heavy clothing than winter but darker colors and more textures seem to be present in my garments. I was excited I finally cut into my Robert Kaufman Denim for this dress from McCall's 7084:
Isn't it darling? This is truly a pattern you can use any time of the year with the sleeve variations and fabric possibilities.
I really like this denim I used. It has a lot of texture with the weave of the fabric and also in the look. I hope that makes sense. :)
I barely had enough to cut this dress out so I had to use a contrast at the front bands and inside collar stand.
I like how the ditsy floral is peeking out. That fabric is 100% cotton from my stash.
I am very happy with the fit of this dress. The horizontal and vertical lines are all straight and hang well on me. I did make a FBA at the front princess seams.
Look at how nice that collar is laying. I cut the under collar as a second piece that was 1/8" smaller on the three edges so it would roll slightly to the inside. I think it worked. I did also pin it to my tailor's ham, steam it, and let dry so it is nicely shaped.
Since fabric was at such a premium, I ended up cutting the sleeve length about 6 inches shorter than the pattern called for. This still gave me enough room to turn and cuff them.
Those cute little buttons are coconut with a carved leaf design in them. I purchased those from Fashion Sewing Supply. I think they are perfect for this dress and the casual vibe I was going for.
Yes, that is a rather goofy look on my face....not sure why!
Thanks for reading and I do LOVE my new dress! I can totally see wearing this in the fall/winter with tights, boots, and a jacket or cardigan.