Have you ever fallen in love with a fabric the moment you laid eyes on it? Like all the time right!?? Yeah I know...
All. The. Time.
All. The. Fabric.
So when I saw this blue and white lacy goodness, I swept it up and brought it home knowing that I would make it into McCalls 6696. I was a great idea in theory and now that I got through it....I love it but...boy was it a journey!
Anyone who has made this dress knows that it requires all lot of hand sewing, which I don't usually mind....but when combined with a delicate lace... it meant MANY hours carefully hand sewing.
I included this picture so you could see just how delicate the flower petals of this lace is.
Pattern: McCalls 6696
Fabric used: Blue and white daisy lace and white batiste for the slip.
Instructions: I didn't have any problems with the instructions at all. The collar went together nicely as did the button stand! I tend to stay away from buttonholes but the more I tackle them the less I fear them.
Changes I made: I didn't make any changes to this dress, not even any fitting changes. I decided that due to all the extra work I did handsewing, I would make covered buttons. They were a wee bit tedious but so worth the effort. I think that they finish it so nicely!
Repeat worthy? Yes! It has lots of really pretty details and the fit is great for me. Next time, I would use a different pocket...I have a favorite...don't you? I found the pocket included in this pattern to be a bit too shallow for my liking. My hands barely fit.
I may have started out a little over my head on this one but in the end I enjoyed rising to the challenge of this fabric and it was totally worth it!