It pays to be naughty sometimes.
Especially this time.
Here is McCall’s 6700.
I had sewn the pattern before and didn’t see anything stretchy about it…… and I had to have this Thakoon Blue Tie-Dye Silk Crepe de Chine Border Print from Mood Fabrics…… and I had to make this maxi dress in this silk. At 5’2” I rarely wear border fabrics and I knew this was my chance.
It’s been a long time since I broke the rules, but I think it was worth it
I think it would look great with a big bowl of cherries, an armful of sunflowers, or even better walking along the beach – my hope is to wear this dress all summer long!
This is quite the easy pattern with four pattern pieces (five if you include the back ties). The neck and armholes are finished with a narrow hem rather than a facing or lining. Having made the dress once before (blogged here) I knew what issues I would face with the upper bodice popping open, and overlapped the upper front and back bodice an extra inch and a half to solve the problem.
I guess one could say I got away with it, but maybe I should have had my wrists slapped for taking a chance with this beautiful silk. It would be perfect for just about anything with its lovely drape and soft hand!
After I sent this post to Mood Fabrics, the store added a link to Thakoon’s website showing how he used the fabric. I enjoyed browsing this page after I had sewn my vision of the fabric, but do wonder how it would have influenced my decision had I seen these photos before hand.
Regardless of my decision, the page was a great reminder of how thankful I am to be sewing again.
Best wishes for a safe, meaningful and fun-filled Memorial Day weekend!