This year I decided to go the easy route. I’m going to make a dress from a pattern that I already made once, McCalls 6556. This time, I’m taking their suggestion to make it as a top. I’ll lengthen the slip dress that comes with it (or maybe I’ll use a different, more bra-friendly pattern, I haven’t decided) to floor length and make that from a black jersey.
The key word is comfort this year, but of course it will still be fabulous. I’m making the top from a (sold out, sorry!) sequined fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics (of course). This pattern is super easy, and it only took me about an hour to sew it this far. I’m debating about how I want to finish the neckline, armholes and hems. It’s between plain old narrow hem, bias silk organza binding or fold-over elastic. I’ll decide that this week. Here’s a picture of the top so far on Shelley.
More later. Happy sewing!