Nothing like your favorite fruit for the summer, mine is watermelon. Easy and enjoyable to eat, it looks cool and inviting, especially cut up in squares in a cute bowl:
The same adjectives can be used for McCalls 6554 pattern, simple, easy, enjoyable to make.
I think a good marriage of material and pattern was achieved this time around:
Because of the sheerness of the material I decided to underline the fabric with a simple red posh lining from Joann's
Dress is feels light and very comfortable to wear, with the center pleat giving it a flirty feel.
Although the pattern calls for an invisible zipper I decided on a center zipper due to the unusual light/sheer fabric that I used:
I didn't realize that I forgotten the hook and eye for the top of the dress until I took this pic hahaha oops:
I also lined the bodice and under stitch the lining for a smooth finish:
lining and under stitching process
I found these cool earring at Target and thought they would complement the dress well, what do you think?:
Nothing else special to report about the dress, I will say it is very easy to sew and a beginner could make the pattern. However, pay close attention as to how they tell you to hem the skirt, I had to blink and read it twice.
As always, I have included my goofy out takes:
Thanks for taking the time out to share in my experience, hope the see you here again soon. Until then remember, one stitch at at time..................