McCalls 6988: DIY Floral Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress
We are having some glorious hot weather! It is sunny right now as I type. This makes me happy 🙂
So, another sun suitable dress made using McCalls 6988. You can see my first version here. The first version has been worn (sadly to a funeral) and, whilst it is still not in my all time favourites list, I think the bones of the pattern are fundamentally good and so I decided to try it again, this time in a stretch cotton purchased locally to me.
This time I made view D with a 1 inch full arm adjustment and no other changes (see my first version for full review). Being as this a stretch cotton I was worried about necklines stretching out and so I made sure to staystitch everything, including the facings. The dress is unlined and I just machined the hems.
This pattern is one of thos multi-cup size patterns, which means separate pattern pieces are included for A – D cup sizes. One thing to note is that these cup sizes are not the same as your regular bra cup sizes and so even though I am normally a G cup in bra fitting, I used the A/B cup for this dress and it fits perfectly through the bust. No FBA required. Just make sure you follow the instructions carefully for measuring and selecting the most appropriate size.
I have got heels on here but I can easily see me wearing this with white pumps or sandals. It is a great piece to dress up or down. My only thought is, do you think I should have pegged the skirt some?
All in all I am super happy with this dress and I can see more in my future. Have a great day!