Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy working on some wool projects (hope to post some pictures this week) and also sewing my first dress. After I successfully made matching Hawaiian shirts for my son and husband, I decided to tackle something more difficult – a sundress. The pattern is McCalls 4444:
I still have a few things to complete – the zipper, neck strap and hem, so no pictures of the finished product yet. Hopefully it will be finished this weekend. So far, the pattern has been fairly easy. I got a bit confused when trying to sew the straps onto the halter top, but the diagrams in the pattern were very helpful after I studied them for awhile.
It looks like the size will be OK, although I did have to let it out in the hips a little. If I sew more dresses, I am thinking about getting a dress form. Dritz has a very fancy dress form that seems to do everything – any advice on whether it is worth the investment?