Pattern: Sweetheart Dress by Patterns for Pirates ~ There are many variations to this pattern. I chose: Short Sleeves – banded and knee length circle skirt.
Size: Large – Fits true to size
Instructions: Fantastic. These are hand-holding instructions with step by step photos. This pattern would be excellent for beginners to advanced sewists.
Fabric: 2 yards Charcoal Slub-Look Jersey Knit, 95% Polyester/5% Lycra, Looks and feels like an ITY. I purchased this in July 2015 from fashionfabricsclub for $7 total for the 2 yards.
Thoughts: I love this dress. The fit is spot on and it is such a classic style. I like how comfortable it is to wear and that it was a fast sew. We had a funeral to attend the end of August and I had nothing to wear to the wake/viewing. I made this and the following dress for Miss K in 2.5 hours total. I see many more of these dresses in my future.
Pattern: McCalls M7079
Size: 12 for shoulders and bust, size 14 for the rest.
Instructions: this pattern is well written and well drafted. No issues following the instructions. This dress sews up fast. I must note that the pattern calls for you to simply turn and stitch the neckline, I used binding instead.
Fabric: 2 yards gray, super soft “Pontiroma,” a poly blend, lighter than Ponte, but a nice weight; from walmart; I forget when I bought this. Total for 2 yards was $10.88.
Thoughts: This style of dress looks great on Miss K. I needed a respectable and conservative dress fast – we had no luck at any department store so I whipped this up and it was perfect.
Previous sews with this pattern: A beautiful Roses Dress in August 2016; and also a then-failed rib knit dress which K loves and wears all the time now, made in July 2015 (near the bottom of the post)
**We’ve had a rough couple months here at the Sunny household. My husband’s grandpa passed away the end of August. Two weeks later we had to tragically and unexpectedly put our much treasured Nala puppy to sleep. She was only 6 years old. Our house just doesn’t feel the same. (You’ve seen Nala make a quite a few appearances on the blog here over the years). To top things off my truck broke down twice in this time and numerous small things happened as well. My health has not been well – though fall is usually hard for me. I am slowly trying to get back up and going so you will see more from me soon.**