So I open up my fabric closet this morning, looking for fabric, and came across some fabric I have been hoarding for awhile. Purchased from Hancock Fabrics. Not sure what dress I had in mind when I purchased it but I grabbed McCall’s 7121. I had made the pattern when I first started sewing, however the waist had issues, so its still in the closet to be altered. The fabric is lighweight crotchet style knit. It sewed up easily, of course it does holes in the design. I plan to wear a slip/cami underneath.
No changes to the pattern was made, I did use bias binding on the sleeve, the fabric has these medallions, and I wanted to use that as the hem. So I extended the pattern pieces by 4 inches, and cut out the hem around the medallion give it a scallop finish. I also put the elastic in the waist, did not encase it.
It looked nice without the elastic but looks wonderful with.I’m not sure if I will make anything else for my trip. However I am traveling from Frozen Midwest to warmer weather, I don’t plan on wearing my winter coat so I may make a cardigan or something. We shall see.
Well until next time sew on….
|McCalls 7121/McCall 7121||Front detail|
|McCall’s 7121 Skirt portion|