Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! Over the weekend, I had my first Meet & Greet down at Measure Fabrics in Savannah, Ga., and I had the best time! I got to meet the owner and ladies of the shop, shop some fabrics, and meet some new sewing friends! I’m so grateful for the ladies that made it out, and for you all those that messaged well wishes for the event even though you couldn’t make it! THANK YOU!
Todays look is the popular McCalls 7833 dress. This dress is the #sewyourview for the month of October, and a lot of makers have joined in to make their version! I went with View B on this pattern. I wish I could say, it was smooth sailing making this (because it should’ve been, its an easy sew) but of course, I had to messed it up! My sizing was off, and my fabric choice was wrong.
I used this Metallic Double Knit from Measure Fabrics, which is a great fabric, but not for this dress. I should’ve followed the suggested fabrics on the back and went with a jersey or spandex because a lightweight knit would’ve been better. To fix my mistake, (because the dress literally felt like spanx after I made it) I cut all the seam allowances down to 1/4”, and I added a panel of fabric along the side with the ribbon and used that to camouflage the added fabric. That gave me enough room to breathe, and feel comfortable in the dress!
I hope sharing my mistakes with you lets you see that everybody makes them! Its going to happen, and perfectly okay and necessary to learn and get better. Just figure out how to fix or alter the garment, and keep going!
Overall, I think this is a cute dress. Easy to sew, and definitely something I’d wear on a date night with hubs. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time…