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« on: February 19, 2012 03:25:03 PM »

Awhile back I picked up McCall's M6074 at a thrift store for like 25 cents. I've made two versions of the pattern: a knee-length little black dress with cap sleeves, and a sleeveless maroon polka-dot maxi dress. They are both out of jersey knit fabric. I added a few inches to the maxi dress so I could wear it with heels, but I'm barefoot in this picture so it looks a little long.





I have a nice battle wound from making the black dress. I managed to sew through my finger, and the thread even looped into the bobbin thread, it was way gross. I was on like the last three inches of the hem, so maybe ten seconds from being done with the dress, and I had to stop and deal with bandaging up my finger. Then I had to wait all afternoon for it to stop hurting enough to finish the dress.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 04:40:57 PM »

Oh, ouch! I love the project, though. They both look really nice! My personal favorite is the top one (probably because I wear that style all the time) but the fabric maxi one is so fun. Where did you find the knit print?
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 08:19:25 PM »

I got the maroon knit print from fabric.com. I was experimenting with ordering fabric online--reading a description just can't match actually feeling the fabric in a store. It ended up being a lot thiner than I expected, so it actually sat around for awhile before I made it into anything. Luckily it's a dark enough color that it's not see-through, but if it was a light colored print it probably would be. I had better luck with the upholstery fabric I ordered at the same time, but the knit fabric was only $2-something per yard and brought my total high enough to get free shipping.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 11:28:24 PM »

Thanks!
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