The Metropolitan Dress
Added Oct 11, 2010
I saw this fabric and really liked the colours & design. I bought this fabric a month ago and knew I had the pattern for a fall dress. I based this dress on the Mcalls pattern M6069.
I made quite a few alterations to the pattern, starting with the skirt. Once I had cut it out in a size 8 it was still too big so I cut a couple more inches off. The strap at the back was a pain and did not hold the fabric properly so I made a larger strap to tie together. I cut the bodice in a size 12 even though my measurements are a size 14 this was too big. I think next time I will put in darts in the skirt instead of taking in the side seams because I still had to wear a belt because it was still too large. Maybe I should of lined the fabric or use a heavy knit.
Today is Thanksgiving Sunday and a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver!! I will be wearing this dress to a family dinner and it is the perfect dress to wear to eat great food with family whom we love very much!! I have more sewing details if you wish to visit my blog :)