My granddaughter graduated today from preschool…on her way to the big “K” for Kindergarten. Wow! I’m not old, so don’t go there.
I wore my new dress, a 3 hour wonder from McCalls. Love it, and it is so very comfortable. I dressed it up with a belt, which was too much for my taste. But either way, if I change the heels, it will be a night out if I want. So, basically a success.
Pattern Description: McCalls 6112
MISSES’ DRESSES IN TWO LENGTHS AND CAMISOLE: Pattern Sizing: I cut a size 14. I used the skirt from view C and the top from view A
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, the dress looked the same..however, the front is a little long on me, since I’m shorter from shoulder to bust point.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Extremely easy to follow. However, for the binding I chose to use the “Neckline Finishes for Knits,” in the April/May 2003 issue of Threads (#106 to bind the back neck edge and the arms. Instead of just folding over the binding and stitching, I trimmed one side of it to 1/4″ and then folded it completely to the inside of the arm and neck so it would lie flat to the inside, then edgestitched it in place.
I love how it fits me. The shoulder and back is balanced.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: