I hope you are doing fashionably well! The month of May is typically a busy month for my family and I. We celebrate Mother's day, my birthday and wedding anniversary all in the same month.
Typically, we take our annual trip around this time.. but honestly, this year it seems like we have just been taking it one day at a time. So given it's my birthday month, I figured I would sew up a cute Little black dress.
This is a very easy modified version of McCall's 6886. I cut view C, and self drafted the flounce. Instructions on how to draft a flounce are included at the end of the post.
The fabric is a textured double knit that can be found HERE. I like that this fabric is sturdy like a ponte knit, but has more than a moderate stretch. I love the way this dress feels on! I'll be making my daughter a matching skater skirt soon!
If you want to make this, use view C of McCall's 6886. Decide where you want the flounce to be. You could self draft the flounce using my tutorial HERE (a flounce and peplum are drafted the same way, so instead of using your waist measurement, you would use the circumference of wherever you want the flounce to attach.)
This really is a quick and easy project. I made this the same day as the fabric arrived. I had NO intentions of sewing that day, but I had just picked my kid up from preschool and as soon as I saw that box on my porch, my plans changed.
Here is the back view. Just check out the photobomb! She thinks she is such a diva! :) Hehe
For the makeup, I kept is simple yet bold. A red lip and dark eye makeup. That's it!
I coverstitched the neckline and the sleeves and left the hem raw. This fabric does not fray. If you don't have a cover stitch machine, you can do a beautiful cover hem using a twin needle. Check out my tutorial on that HERE
Until next time!
-Vatsla at Fashion Behind The Seams