The “I’m so blue” Dress
Fabric: Navy Cotton Broad Cloth
Pattern: McCall’s 6503
Notions: Invisable Zipper, 3 Buttons
Time to Complete: To many hours to count and to imbarrased to say. (about 20)
First Worn: To try on for my husband and take pictures
Wear Again: Yes, when I am no longer mad at it.
Total price: $35.00 for the outfit but $55.00 for the belt and shoes.
When I found out that we were to do a Make This Look I was excited. I loved that Mena started that part of the Sew Weekly site. I chose this dress right way, but I should have passed it by. The pattern is marked as easy, but oh was it just plan hard for me. It took me forever cut out as the broadcloth was so thin that I ended up lining the dress. I had issues with the collar that made me want to give up sewing for at least a day. The two layer of broadcloth just did not want to gather for love or money. I was going to just give up, but powered though because A) I skipped two weeks of challanges (I did make up one challange by making three button holes that turned out great) beacuse my house was being painted and I had to pack up my
dining room sewing room to have the painters do their thing and B) I spent WAY to much money on the shoes and the belt that I fell in love with as soon as I received them in the mail.
All that said I do love how this dress turned out (even if it did make me shead a tears or two) and I will wear it many, many time once I have stopped being mad at it.