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Making a vow not to buy any new fabrics until my overflow is depleted (well...to a certain extent), I decided to shop my studio closet for this latest project. Not sure where I bought this light blue chambray fabric since I've been hoarding it for some time, I just knew it was going to work. One night I ran across this MSGM top pictured below, it looked like a fun and cute take on an off the shoulder top. But at $425!!
McCalls 6562 (OOP) option D helped me with some of the elements from the inspirational top. Quite a few edits were used for a personalized touch. One could go with Option D without the sleeve, leave it as a top, and add a few rows of ruffles.. and there you go.
-2 rows of ruffles. Top row = 2" Bottom row=4"
-Added 2 " to sides of sleeve for fullness and volume
-Increased length by 6"
-Pleats at bottom of dress
-2 side godets
It was cooler than expected when we visited Atlanta for a quick mini-vacation this past weekend. This medium weight quilted knit from JoAnn's gave me the perfect warmth for the unexpected cool spring day. Below are the alterations used to create a casual play on V8805 dress pattern.
-Created trumpet sleeves: added 3" to lower sleeve length and 5" to upper sleeve length
-Added 2" to sides to create an over sized fit
-Curved bottom hemlines (freehand)