The construction was pretty much the same as my previous dress with a few minor adjustments as follows:
- Removed 2cm from the collar lapel width
- Removed the gathers at the back bodice
- Added 5cm to the length of the skirt section
- Used French Seams throughout construction
- Bias bound the armscye, pockets and hem
- Rounded off the corners of the pockets
Here are some internal photos of the different finishes.
I wore the finished dress last night to the Sew Over It Islington launch party for their new 1940's wrap dress pattern. They had 50% discounts on paper patterns and 20% off fabric in store which was a little incentive to buy a few things for Christmas presents for some sewing friends. I met my friend Alex (My Creative Experiments) at the shop and also chatted to Karen (Did You Make That?) and Gabby (Gabberdashery) which was great to catch up with these lovely ladies in real life.
Here I am in front of the lush fabrics in the Sew Over It shop in all my McCalls M6696 wrinkled glory!
Pattern: McCalls 6696 Pattern = £8.00 (£4.00 as it's the second time I've used it)
Fabric: 1.5 metres of chambray from Ray Stitch = £16
Gutterman Thread: Navy from stash = free
Bias Binding: 2 metres of burgundy satin bias binding from Ray Stitch = £2.20
Press-studs: from my Grandma's stash = free