Stash-busting 2016: A Striped Dress
You know what "they" say about horizontal stripes?
Well, I threw caution to the wind, broke all "the rules" and ended up with this jumper.
I should be smiling in this picture because I'm really do like with how it turned out. And check out the stripe matching on the sides.
After testing out the changes I made to OOP McCall's 7946, I decided that I was ready to cut into this ponte knit that has been in my stash for a few years.
I pretreated the fabric with a tumble through the washing machine and dryer cycles and there was no need to iron. Gotta love that! It is a medium ponte knit which will be comfortable for this mild prairie winter we're having this year. I'm sure I'm going to get quite bit of wear out of this garment.
I kept the same empire waistline change but took it in a wee bit at the side seam at the bust. I also tried to narrow the neckline but after trying it on, I went back to the original neckline.
Fabric: 2.6 metres $15.87 ($18.00 - 70% off + taxes)
Pattern: OOP McCall's 7946, already priced out with this one.
Thread: Averaged out $4.00 for the sewing machine and serger. I finished off a spool of thread during this project.
Additional Tools and Supplies: Sewing machine, serger, walking foot, cutting table, scissors, and pins, and three enjoyable hours listening to the radio while sewing.