Summer Dress

Blue Summer Dress

McCalls M6503 PatternI am trying to get back into sewing and bought a whole bunch of fabric a few weeks ago.  I decided to opt for a summer dress using a pattern I had used before and liked; McCalls M6503.  It’s from the McCalls Easy range and you can guess why I like it.

Previously I had made option C (bottom right), this time I went for B (top right)which has little sleeves.

Of course I decided to make this before the mega heat wave we are currently having, so this fabric proved too thick and the dress too warm for the current climate!  In a nice cool cotton I think it would have worked better!

Collages4I had to spread the fabric out across my floor to cut out the pieces.  The pattern has some pleats in the skirt, and gathering in the bodice and shoulders.  There are little sleeves and big lapel things. McCalls M6503