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Let It Shine: Wedding Guest Attire

Hey Loves!

This week's post features a really simple dress that shined bright.

Most of the designs I make for myself are for special events and inspired by something I saw somewhere.  This dress is no exception to that.  I was invited to wedding by a sweetheart.  I couldn't miss it, but needed something to wear.  Walking past the cutting counter in JoAnn Fabrics, a metallic fabric caught my eye.  I left it, but on my next trip it was still there. I consisted that a sign and bought it for the wedding. Then, I saw the simple silhouette of this dress.

I immediately thought I should use McCall''s 6886 and add a flounce to get a similar effect.   Now,  the sleeves were an afterthought that caused me to teething the flounce.   I decided to make a flounce to match the bell sleeves.   The sleeves are 6" ruffled bell.  The flounce is a 15" ruffled bell.  The width of all the bells are 2.5 times the width of the hem.  I hand ruffle to avoid snapping threads.   I may do a YouTube tutorial.

Here is my review:

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, and stitched hems. A, B: Round neckline. A, E: Short sleeves. B: Long sleeves. C: Three-quarter length sleeves. C, D: Scoop neckline. D, F: Sleeveless. E, F: V-neckline and neck bands.

Pattern Sizing: 14-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I modified it some, but the base of the dress looks like the picture.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is one of simplest patterns I've sewn.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a perfect sloper or block for other projects. I've used it quite a bit. I don't know why I only have 2 reviews of this pattern.

Fabric Used: Metallic print scuba knit from JoAnn Fabrics It was love at first site. I had to have it.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added a bell to the 3/4 length sleeve and a flounce to the hem. I also faced the neckline. I like the way the faced neckline looks.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have sewn it many times and will continue. I recommend it to everyone.

Conclusion: The dress turned out pretty good. I whipped it up pretty quick. It was simple enough to let the fabric shine. Love it! Here are more pics of me and my fam at the wedding.

Photos by Ray McVay.

Spend time with the ones you love!

Until next time,  Smooches!



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