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Made by a Fabricista: Polka dots for summer!

How much do you love wearing cotton in the summer?  As much as I do?  When I spotted this periwinkle polka dot fabric, which by the way, is a sateen, it was love at first sight!  And for one of the first times in my life I knew exactly what pattern to use to make this fabric perfect for summer heat!


This fabric washed and dried like a dream!  It needed so little pressing when it came out of the dryer.  It also behaved beautifully when sewn!  As I am typing this up, it appears this fabric is sold out, however there are some really nice options you can see here: Sateen



If you are interested, here is the pattern I used: McCall's 7242
This is an uncomplicated and relatively easy sew.


I partially tissue fit this in the bodice.  Using flat pattern measurements, I knew the skirt would fit.  


I used a tiny narrow hem for the skirt.  Since the fabric hangs so nicely and moves so nicely, I didn't see any reason to make a wider or fuller hem.   What do you think was that a good choice?


I did make an FBA for this pattern and honestly, I believe that is my only alteration.  


I love how this fits!  It will be perfect for summer--which finally arrived last week with a vengeance!  The day I sewed this up it was 100 degrees outside!  The week prior, I had my heater in on my sewing room.

Thanks for reading and I hope you are making some fun summer garments as well!

Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Look really cool. Love the pattern and how it fits you! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks like a perfect summer maxi dress!

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