Monday, September 3, 2018

Yellow and White Sundress McCalls 6557

When I began my major stash busting project in 2018, I dug out a yellow and white striped cotton that I had used to sew an 18th century gown.

McCalls 6557
Sundress


There was plenty of fabric to sew a dress from McCalls 6557.

McCalls 6557
Sundress


The great thing about a striped dress is the interplay of the stripes running in various directions.

McCalls 6557
Sundress


In proper 18th century sewing tradition, I pieced extra fabric for the skirt.

McCalls 6557
Sundress


I used white linen, from other previous 18th century projects, to line the bodice and interface the midsection.

McCalls 6557
Sundress


I used a couture technique of hand picking the zipper.

McCalls 6557
Sundress
I love the long sweeping circle skirt. The cotton is super soft and comfy, perfect for a hot summery day. My photo shoot with this dress is here.