McCalls 7115, View B Dress
Size small top, graded to a medium at the waist
Alterations: 1/2" swayback & forward shoulder adjustments, Removed 3" from bottom ruffle
One of my favorite details about this dress is the ruffled skirt! It feels so comfortable and carefree to wear.
Although not a bad fit for my first try, I see that I need to size down to an XS bodice, grading out to a size small at the waist. However, it is still wearable. There is a lot of ease in this dress.
I covered my buttons to match the fabric.
Another cute, but simple-to-make detail that I like is the split seam on the shoulder.
The dress is easy to make, but the challis didn't want to behave when I was making narrow hems at the arm. I disliked it so much that I just cut them off, finished the edges again, and turned them up 1/2". The sleeves seemed a bit long on me anyway, so it was a quick and easy solution. I don't have a lot of patience when it comes to picking my seams, and with this being challis fabric, that would have been easy for me to rip a hole into. Cutting off my narrow hems was a safer solution.
I also made two tops for one of my girls with McCalls 6951, view A. I love using light weight cotton fabrics for these. Fashion Fabrics is my go-to place for inexpensive cotton lawn.
Even with a sheer fabric, it still makes a cute top to wear over camisoles.
Be aware that if you decide to make view B, check the length of the blouse. I cut this view out only to discover that it was going to look to short. You may need to add a couple of inches to the length. However, view A seemed perfect as is.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley