First is a maxi dress that we both love. I used McCall's 6744, View C and I can't recommend this pattern enough.
Here it is....
The fabric is a poly/lycra. The pattern features dolman sleeves and the shoulder seams are used to form a casing and are elasticized. I love that look and it is very flattering.
This dress is wrap style.The bodice is overlapped and basted together. The same for the skirt. The bodice is then sewed to the skirt. This makes the wrap very stable and modest with no chance of wardrobe malfunction which is one of the best features of this pattern.
Tamara loves her maxi dress and looks so pretty in it ,I think!
The second garment DD wanted was a cover-up for her bathing suit. For this, I used B5815
I used a fabric that looks like a transparent, textured fish net and I think is a cotton blend.The colour is a light denim blue with white and dark blue yarns throughout. I bought it at Fabricville.
Although very plain, this piece is surprisingly flattering on, although Tamara wouldn't let me photograph her in it.
The sleeves are the focal point and are very pretty.
The only change to the pattern was to lower the front neckline by an inch.
I added a self tie belt for an alternate look.
We were both pleased with these two garments and I'm hoping Tamara has great weather for the next week but, given what we've experienced here the rest of the summer, it is highly unlikely.
I do hope you found time to sew this week.
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