Fabric: 3.10 metres polyester knit fabric (to be completely honest I couldn't tell you how much I paid for this fabric)
Pattern: McCall's 7122 $5.65 ($5.00 pattern sale + taxes)
Okay, let me start by saying I really like this dress. Seriously, I whipped this one up in an afternoon.
The fabric has been in my stash for many, many moons. I actually put this fabric in the donate pile a long time ago. Mama R rescued it when she realized what I was up to. She held onto to it for many years and it recently made it back to my stash.
I thought that I would use it as a muslin test fabric but to tell you the truth I'm kind-of-all-smitten over the retro print. Who would have thought?
The fabric reminds me of polyester fabric from by-gone days. By the way it feels you would think that I found it in the authentically retro basement section of Mitchell Fabrics. But I do remember picking this up at a bargain price when Fanny Fabrics was shutting down.
The learn to sew for fun pattern, McCall's 7122, is an easy and quick make. This is really a great pattern for beginners. It is well-drafted and the pieces fit together perfectly.
Now, I will admit that I did make a few changes. I cut this out in a medium and kept it close-fitting at the bust but just below the bust towards the hem I added some width to the dress to allow for more ease around the mid-section and hip area. I did this by adding a total of three inches of additional ease. And there is no side slit on this version. I'm thrilled with how it turned out.