I’ve finished my McCalls 6460 dress!
I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out considering this is my first time sewing with lace.
I found the sizing for this pattern really strange. I originally cut a 14 as that was what my measurements were the closest to. However I found that was too big and ended up cutting off about an inch on either side. As there is little ease in this pattern I’m confused about why this would be. I guess my cutting accuracy could be partly at fault…
I made a keyhole opening in the back – the idea of sewing a zip onto lace nearly made me faint (ooops you can see my bra).
I also decided to cut the skirt a bit shorter than the pattern suggested. I thought the material looked a bit ‘heavy’ and ‘dense’ (if you know what I mean) so I cut off about 2 inches from the bottom and then sewed about a 2 inch hem too.
I’m also wearing a black faux snake skin belt (Grandma’s) and my T-Rex necklace (present for my 21st birthday – officially old lol).
What have you finished recently?