My “Honky Tonk Blues” Dress
Fabric: 5 yards of blue outer fabric, 3 yrds of lining fabric
Pattern: McCalls 6279 second use
Notions: 11 Buttons $12
Time to complete: 10 Hours
First Worn: February 3, 2012 for pictures
Wear Again: Yes definitely!
Total price: fabric $25, buttons $12, thread, interfacing $10 total: $47
I made the same pattern as my ‘button’s got a whole in it’ dress again. The first dress was actually my muslin. I’m really happy with the way this turned out and I’d like to show you my inspiration piece from Heather at Sewing on Pins
. The biggest story with this piece is the crappy fabric. I purchased new fabric on sale from the only place that sells fabric in my part of town, Hobby Lobby. It will be the last time. I washed it, as I want my dress to be machine washable, and it practically disintegrated. So I had to develop a plan B. So I cut out all the pieces again from a piece of fabric I got when buying a ‘lot’ on ebay. Worked great. I love the weight and security the extra layer gives me and the color of the disintegrating fabric looks suede -y.
I did change a few things this time, other than completely lining it, I also changed the button placement to prevent unfortunate button placement, and I shortened the sleeves and made the sleeve cuffs 1/2 the width of the pattern.
The other sleeves were a bit too puffy for me.
I’m slowly but surely getting projects done. I appreciate Heather allowing me to use her piece for my ‘Made this Look’.
Heather's Version, Sewing on Pins Blog used with permission.