This sweater dress is a modified version of McCalls 7061. I wanted a less casual look & I didn't have to change much. I left off the front pocket, sleeve cuffs and hem band, and also the buttonholes off the cowl neck. I took the dress in on the sides to make it more figure-hugging, but I wish I would have given myself a bit more room. The fabric is not very stretchy, so I likely won't be able to wear it for more than a couple months more:p Oh well, I'll just have to make another one!;) Ha! Plus I'll be able to wear it next Fall when I'm not with child;)
|These little gourds are so cute! I prefer calling them "baby pumpkins":)|
The dress on the left is view "D" which is what I used. I extended the sleeve length a bit, a couple inches (I think). I didn't have to add any length to the dress though, it was long enough since I wanted to pair it with leggings anyway.
I would like to make view "B" on the right, but with a straight hem.
I cut a size Small, which was good for me. I sewed the sleeves in flat so I could adjust the side seams as necessary. As I stated above, I took in the side seams but I had to use a smaller seam allowance for the sleeves as I found them a bit snug. Glad I basted the side seams first!:)
The fabric is a pink mix sweater knit from Fabricville. It looks like fleece on the inside and sweater knit on the outside. It has a slight width-wise stretch and is pretty firm and stable. They had many more colours but I decided on the pink;)
I made it with the intent of participating in the "Sweater Knit" contest on PatternReveiw.com, but my boy got sick, I got sick, Dan got sick, etc! Wasn't in the mood for photos/blogging:p
I recently finished my second Minoru jacket, so that will be the subject of my next post.