05 Nov McCall’s 6884
Just one look – that’s all it took ~~~~
It’s true, one look at this fabulous viscose jersey was all it took to convince me I needed a new wrap dress.
This medium-weight viscose was my first fabric purchase in Florence, and I would have bought much more if only the store was willing to ship. A tax voucher was all the handsome Italian at Valli Tessuti could offer me. After uncareful consideration, I concluded the voucher signified a generous discount, and I left the store with four beautiful pieces of fabric – two silks and two viscose.
McCall’s 6884 was waiting for me at home.
It’s times like this when I truly envy the sewists who are never in a hurry and don’t mind spending 3 – 4 weeks on a dress. How do you do it? Please…… share you secrets with me!
I don’t mind so much that it is a mock wrap….. there’s no danger of wardrobe malfunctions on windy days.
After collecting myself, I turned my attention to handling this tricky fabric. I love its drape and recovery, but viscose jersey is slippery. Once again I applied a one inch strip of interfacing to the lower edge of the hem to stabilize the fabric.
I turned under and machine stitched the hem, then trimmed off the excess. I love this method because it results in a neat finish with absolutely no bulk in the hem.
What I mind, of course, is my haste.I let my excitement to be back online prevail, but fortunately I escaped disaster with my special fabric. The pattern is fine, the dress is fine, and one I’ll wear until the weather turns cold.
Until soon 🙂