Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Giving in to temptation - McCalls 6112

I've been trying to stay away from the temptation of making easy, almost disposable pieces, but after the intensity of the quilt, I wanted a bit of a palate cleanser. So, I pulled out McCalls 6112 and went about making View A.

The flowers are in bloom, but I'm sure I could have removed the bags of sand. 

There's really nothing to say about this make. I used some knit fabric purchased a while back at Fabricland (yay, stashbusting!), and mucked around with the elastic around the waistline, ignoring the directions completely.

(Sometimes, I ignore directions completely because they are stupid - these directions weren't stupid, I don't think - but I ignored them because I was being lazy, and wanted to do something easier. My elastic is therefore visible on the inside, but I don't really care.) 

I don't think this dress is as strong a win as my previous 6112 make - which I really love. Still, it'll work just fine for lazy summer days, sitting on a patio, and sipping a beer. Which is really all that'll be required out of it.

Unwearable without the tank top, really. 


Clio said...

Perfect patio wear!

Claire S. said...

pretty print, cute, casual, easy, good for beer sipping - what more could you want ?

The front of your house looks really pretty in bloom ! :-)

AllisonC said...

I think your dress looks lovely and you match the garden nicely. (the flowers I mean, not the sandbags!).