Today was another perfect spring day so I had the opportunity to wear another new dress. This one is another version of the vintage McCalls 4289 dress made in pink earlier this season.
This time I made it with a patterned knit that is gorgeously drapey and extremely comfortable to wear and extracted from my stash.
You will note that the fabric has an obvious diagonal print – this made it unsuitable for … well, everything! I looked at every pattern I own and in the end decided to use it for this and hope for the best. I did think I might get a chevron pattern at the centre seams, but the print is too random.
I think I got away with it though!
This time I made the short sleeves which are lovely – very weird pattern piece though. They are basically a couple of semi-circles with a straight piece under the arm. I – luckily as it happens – didn’t have enough fabric for the sash, so took myself off to Spotlight looking for stretchy chiffon. Found this fabric, which isn’t stretchy, but it works. I think that a sash out of the same fabric as the dress would have been far too busy.
I tied the sash at the back, but in the picture above I look like it is coming undone. My only excuse is that I have been at work all day and am probably a tad untidy by the end of a day of endless meetings.
Pattern is McCalls 4289 bought by my sister from an op shop
Shoes (among my favourites) are XSA from Dimatina in Subiaco
Fabric is a remnant from Knitwit
Bracelet – hard to see – handmade by yours truly and matches the dress perfectly.
Not sure when I will be able to showcase any more new clothes, the weather is turning to custard again (not literally, hehe!). Had I known that winter would stretch on so long, I might have made a couple more winter outfits.
2 thoughts on “Vintage McCalls take 2”
For someone with a sore finger you have certainly done well while I have been away. Love the dresses and top but have to say I prefer you in a slightly fitted dress rather than loose all over. Love your male model and his shirts are superb. The ducks are adorable, wonder what they were shopping for? LTx
Hmmm, most of this was done before you went away. Still got quite a bit that I haven’t yet photographed. sx