Friday, June 8, 2012
McCall's 6503 and a Cat Bed for Henry!
My mom gave me this pattern a couple years ago. It's Simplicity 9065, now out of print. (But available here and elsewhere on the web!)
Okay, the dress!
McCall's 6503, View A, and made with another fabulous Ascher print I got at Paron's. (They have more! Call them and tell 'em Gertie sent you. They're quite familiar with me by now! 212-768-3266)
I loved the pattern itself. Simple, slightly 40s inspired, and super cute in the ruffle version. It's one of those easy breezy summer dresses that you find yourself reaching for all the time.
I wore it out to dinner last night.
I added my own little design feature: a tiny pocket!
This dress has no linings, just a neckline facing and bindings around the armholes. I went old-school and pinked my seam allowances.