Monday, April 11, 2011

McCall's 6273- Easter Dress?

There hasn't been much sewing going on around here this past week. It seems like I spend the whole week at work thinking about all the things I want to get done when the weekend comes, and then when the weekend finally arrives, I get nothing done. This weekend was no exception. I had big plans, but in the end, I only accomplished a little bit. Luckily, I was able to cut out this little dress Saturday evening. This is McCall's 6273, and I am making view C, the pink seersucker version on the taller model. I'm using a gorgeous multi-colored seersucker that I got from Peanut Butter -N- Jelly Kids. It's been in my stash for a few years waiting to become a smocked sundress, but the Princess isn't getting any smaller and I don't have time to smock a dress for Easter right now, so I figured I'd just let the pretty colors and the texture do all the work.
So far, I've attached the waist overlay and lined the bodice (with white broadcloth.) The pattern calls for a full lining and the instructions use the tried and true method of sewing the bodice front and back at the shoulders, and then sewing lining to bodice along the neck and armhole edges and then pulling the backs through the shoulders to turn it right side out. The bodice ends up lined edge to edge and it's a very neat, no-fuss finish. Way to go McCall's!

In addition to getting started on this dress, I was able to finish the side seams and sleeve hems on the ruched knit dress. All that's left is the hem, which I will do by hand- hopefully later tonight. Stay tuned for a final preview.

How is your spring sewing coming along?


Goosegirl said...

Very pretty! I LOVE it when patterns get it right with lining. I tend to line everything, so I use that method. I hate facings!
As to Easter sewing, well, um. Yeah. Gotta do it. I did just make a new outfit for Ahnalin on Friday that would be fine for Easter, but it is not what I have in mind for the actual Easter dress. Must get back to smocking!

Julia said...

Can't wait to see it finished!

Susan said...

Love it so far. You would think I would sew my little girl's first Easter dress, but her Nana already surprised us with a store-bought dress in the mail. *grin*

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is going to be a very pretty dress. I have to admit to getting misty when I come upon posts like this since this time has passed in my life!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's going to be an adorable dress!