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Summer Dreaming Dress Series: McCalls 7745

Ahh we are at the end of the Summer Dreaming Dress Series. I hoped you enjoyed the dresses I made and loved wearing this summer. Next year I hope to post them earlier in the summer so you can have the time to possibly make them your self. 


Our last dress is McCalls 7745 view D and she is a beauty. And lovely enough she is still in stock on the McCalls website so check her out here: https://somethingdelightful.com/m7745 You can put her in your stash for next year. 


The description describes it as, “Close fitting wrap dresses have neckline and sleeve variations, and ribbon ties. A, C, D:Shaped hemline, wrong side of fabric will show. Includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cups.” 


She is pure loveliness. Very feminine and summery. I loved view A and B but I wanted a dress I could wear that would be a bit more covered up. With a cami underwear I can wear this to church. 


I really liked that this pattern had the different bust sizes included and it was a great fit when I made it. Now just like the other dresses it is a bit big. Yes I know you are tired of hearing it but just in case next year someone comes back and is confused I want them to know it is too big in the pictures.


I have had this fabric for years and it was from Joann’s but I did happen to find it again recently so check for it. It was a light crepe fabric and lined the bodice with a Rayon. Yes it can be a little warm for outdoor activities but inside it is a beautiful and comfortable dress.


Well this concludes my Summer Dreaming Dress Series. I hope you enjoyed.

You can read the Pattern Review Version of this post here.

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Summer Dreaming Dress Series: Burda

Well today is not technically a dress… Oh don’t worry you will love it. It’s actually a skirt from Burda Style Magazine. No wait don’t leave. I know a lot of people have a hard time with Burda patterns. This one is super easy and I am also planning on doing Burda sewing lessons. Comment below or on my social media if you’re interested.


This skirt is from Burda Style magazine May 2020 issue. You can find most of the Burda magazine patterns on their website to so don’t worry about finding this magazine.


So this skirt actually started with the fabric. I got this large floral boarder print when I visited my sister in Hawaii earlier this year. My favorite flower is the bird of paradise so I had to have it. I knew it would be a lovely skirt but I wanted something pretty basic so it would not distract from the fabric.When the May issue came in I knew it was the pattern.


The pattern is a perfect easy sew. I did my normal lengthening because I am 6’ but that was it. I made the size 44 but  but had lost weight before taking these pictures so it is a bit big now. 


This print just makes me happy though and it is a fun easy skirt to wear through on a black top or pull out one of the colored in the flower. 


Remember to check back tomorrow for the last dress in my Summer Dreaming Dress Series.

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Summer Dreaming Dress Series: McCalls 6884

Can you believe it is already Fall? Summer is long over now!! But this summer girl still wants to hang on to a bit of summer. I am already dreaming of next summer. 2020 has been a crazy year for everyone. Although I felt a bit defeated at times during the COVID pandemic I was determined to get some great summer dress makes in. Even if I was only going to wear them around the house, to eat and to family events. So I am going to show three of my favorite today, tomorrow and Friday. So check back each day.


McCalls 6884 is such a sexy little number with the slim fit around the waist and the slit in version D. For this summer look I wanted the coolness of the sleeveless version.

The pattern described it as, “MISSES’ DRESSES: Close-fitting, pullover, mock wrap dresses have right front variations, tie ends and narrow hems. C and D: gathered right front. Designed for medium-weight moderate stretch knits. SUGGESTED FABRICS: Jerseys, Cotton Knits and Novelty Knits.”

Honestly when I saw the cover picture shown I was not that impressed. While it is a good basic wrap style dress it was not what I was going for. But then I realized D had that look I was going for.

I found the fabric in my stash from Pretty Posh Prints from about a year or more ago. It is a super soft Double Brushed Poly. It topped off the look with a sexy island girl look. The dress is super comfortable and I may make another one in a solid.


Unfortunately you wont find the pattern on the McCalls site anymore but check out Ebay and I am sure you will. My tip for buying patterns on Ebay is to put the pattern name and number into a saved search with an alert and as soon as someone lists it you will get an alert.


I made a size 14 in this but had lost weight before pictures were taken so I could size down now but it was true to size when I made it. 

Find my PatternReview.com review here: https://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/168213

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Pretty Betty: Betty Faux Wrap Dress by Sinclair Patterns

There is something super sexy about a wrap dress.  “It’s hard to deny the wrap dress’ icon status — for 40 years, it’s been one of the hardest working garments in any hard-working woman’s wardrobe. Invented by Diane von Furstenberg in 1974, the frock is flattering, versatile, and easy to wear, pack, and style.” states Connie Wang in her article The Weird, True History of the Wrap Dress.
I only have one criticism of the wrap dress other than not having enough of them and that is you can feel a bit overexposed at times depending on how it wraps and how much under wrap fabric there is. That is why I was excited to try out Sinclair Pattern’s Betty Faux Wrap Dress pattern. I thought this may be a perfect solution to not having enough fabric to wrap and I was right!!
 
This pattern is an easy sew but gives you big style. Again one of those styles that goes well on most body types. It is also super comfortable and easy to wear. You can dress it down with a sweater or denim jacket or dress it up with some sexy strappy heals and sparkly earrings. As always the pattern is wonderfully drafted and instructions are superb. If you ever want a pattern brand that has quality in every pattern they produce you will not go wrong with Sinclair Patterns. This pattern also comes with a faux wrap top. I was actually torn on which to make but since I live in dresses I chose the dress but the top is on my list to make!
For this dress I wanted something casual to wear during the day in the summer but something supper cool for the Texas heat. I found this pink floral rayon spandex named Ardent from Sly Fox in my stash and it did not disappoint. They do not have this particular fabric still but here is the link to similar fabric.
 
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