Pattern: McCalls 5752, view C
Fabric: Very stretchy purple floral knit
It has been downstairs for years and I've been trying to get my Mom to make herself a dress out of it for a while, but being a busy Mom of five and homeschooling and teaching pilates.
Well, my Mom and Dad are going on a Mediterranean cruise for their 20th anniversary, so I bugged my Mom until she decided to let me do it. :-)
The pattern was really easy and our serger made it go pretty fast. I modified the sleeve to match what my Mom wanted. I basically cropped the sleeves and added tiny circle skirts to them. :-)
Because of the crossoverness of the dress, my mom wanted a coordinating top to wear under it.
The different areas of gathering are so interesting.
She gave me a cami and I figured out a way to cover it without making it look awkward.
I covered the entire front, but there wasn't enough for the back. Oh well. :-)
Definitely cruise wear, but my Mom likes it, and that is cool. The more I sew, the more creative I feel and the more willing I am to try new things. Perhaps we'll see a pair of pants on here in the future? I don't know. What are you guys working on?