This would be a perfect dress for the stretch cotton print fabric picked up at Fabricland recently. After sewing a couple of garments in black I felt the need to interact with some colour.
I thought that McCall's 9007 would be a nice pattern for Mama R and chose View D (the red dress on the envelope). I chose this style because has a relaxed neck opening at the front.
With the V-neck cut away I'll discard the front and back facings and make some bias-tape to finish the neckline.
Other changes to the pattern were simple, three-quarter length sleeves instead of the full length and some additional ease to the side and front seams.
My favourite part of the dress has to be the invisible zipper. Ever since I added a invisible zipper foot to my sewing machine accessories zippers have to be my favourite sewing task to accomplish. Who knew that's all it would take?
It is almost done.
I just have to cut some bias strips and iron them through the bias tape maker to finish off the neckline. Then some pressing, hemming and Voila! Mama R has a new dress.
But I think I'll leave that till the morning.