After the red guy laroche dress I made, I decided to do something quicker, in which I could finish within a day. So I picked McCalls 6069 and made view A. It is sadly now out of print, but I am sure it can be found around on ebay and etsy.
It is an easy make. Really easy. The pattern claims it is a 1hour dress. I beg to differ. It will probably be a 1 hour dress if you have already cut out the pattern, and fabric, and all you have to do is sew. The instructions were ok, but I found attaching the strap at the neck quite fiddly. It is probably just me being dense because I have not seen anyone else complain about it, and trust me, there are ALOT of reviews on this pattern out there.
I used a knit fabric I bought from the man in front of Sainsburys at Walthamslow market for £2/metre. I bought 2 metres, but I have a teensy weeny bit left. That is because I cut out the sleeves as well, but after attaching 1 sleeve, I tried it on, and thought I looked like a tool. So I took it off, and decided not to use sleeves. Do be aware that this dress is short. Very Short. I added 5cm to the hem, and did a really tiny hem, but it still ended just above my knees. Next time I will add more length at hem.
It was a very uneventful make, and I love the dress. I can see myself making this again in the not too distant future, as it is a really comfortable dress to wear and it is so easy to make as well. So a definite remake.
In other news, I spent Saturday with a couple of girls in Bath, learning the science of elastic stretching. More on that in the next post. I actually made this dress to wear to Bath but due to a little technicality, I was unable to, which led to a change in outfit, which in turn resulted in serious enjoyment threatening episodes in Bath. More on that in the next post.
Have a nice week everyone.