September 16, 2013

Graphic Net McCall's 6647

Sunny day orbs
When I picked up the pattern I was drawn to the cute back cut outs in McCall's 6647. Turns out for real life wear the cut outs are impractical, well at least for my lifestyle. I had to wear a cami under the dress (in the event my jacket rode up exposing the lower cut out) and a jacket over the dress.
The dress is a graphic printed net fabric which needed to be lined. The lining is a light weight high shine satin in a neutral champagne color (from the stash) as the lining was not seen I just picked any old fabric I knew I would never use as a outer fabric.
 I made a few pattern changes. I added length to the hem (2 inches). I shortened the torso. and in lieu of buttons at the neckline back opening I used hooks and flat bars to secure the opening without being seen.
Upon finishing construction, I found that the cut out gaped at the back waistline I stitched  a channel between the lining and outer net fabric and then threaded 1/4" elastic to keep the skirt at the waistline. this crated a swayback effect at the cutout puckering the sides of the lower cutout but that is better than seeing my backside in the dress.
Cute worn topped with a moto jacket
I love the fabric and I think I can salvage additional wears by layering the dress over turtlenecks or long sleeved tees in the upcoming winter months (after I fix the swayback).  

4 comments:

  1. I really like your dress and think it will look great over top of turtleneck or similar.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. Yes, it think it will transition well into fall with cute boots too!

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  2. Isn't that awful when there's a style you love on the pages of a magazine, but when it comes to actually wearing it you just can't! That being said, this looks like a really lovely dress! The cami and turtleneck ideas seem like they would work well. Maybe a lace-backed or otherwise sheerish but still covering cardigan would be a good kind of half cover so that lovely back could be seen?

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    1. Yes Lisa, garment fantasy vs. reality is beyond awful! I love the idea of a laced back cardigan, amazing idea I will be executing immediately, thank you!

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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