M6884 Goes to the Movies

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I bought this spongy-feeling knit last summer with the idea of making yet another wrap dress. They’re just so comfortable, easy to make, and easy to wear. I bought enough fabric to make sleeves, but I thought the polka dots would be a little too overpowering (or dizzying) so I opted for a sleeveless dress. I’m completely convinced that sleeveless is the way to go in summer, unless I’m working with lightweight fabric. This dress will even transition into the fall with a cardigan.

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FESA 2014: Hmmm, the Mock Wrap Dress

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Hi, all! Hope you had a nice Halloween/weekend. I’m here to start November off with a little number I wish I could say I was happier with, but it’s just a bit “meh” for me. Oh well, have to have those every so often.

This is one of my FESA creations, the first of a few unblogged projects from the past two months. Despite my infrequent blogging I’ve been on a sewing roll so I look forward to sharing stuff with you!

This is McCall’s 6884, a mock wrap dress pattern. Though I’m very happy with my Vogue pattern I figure you can’t have enough of something that you really like, and I do like me some wrap dresses! The mock design kind of defeats the purpose of a wrap – and I know some of you agree – but I thought I’d try it for one big reason: wind control factor. You see, between walking in the city and standing on subway platforms there are definite opportunities for a wrap dress to go flying all over the place. When I saw this mock design I thought it’d be neat to get the look without that worry.

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