Catching up blogging on my December activities. This is the dress I wore for Christmas day. I decided on McCalls M6959 because it’s a wrap around – which would give lots of space for the obligatory Christmas day food baby.
I had to do yet another full bust adjustment (FBA) because of awful gaping at the armholes. This most recent FBA has inspired me to finally learn how to draft a sloper and make my own patterns. I’ve booked into a course starting early Feb 2016 – can’t wait!
Anyway, I ran with view B. It was quite simple to make and very comfy to wear. I’d possibly use a bigger Christmas print if I made it again, but this worked well for the day. The other thing I’d do differently is leave the collar off if loosening of the garment is to be expected – as the collar ends up uneven if the dress isn’t tied at exactly the point where it’s initially fitted.
All in all, I was quite happy with it. Now, if only I’d managed to find some perfect red Christmas shoes!