Right in the middle of Christmas sewing, I decided to take a break and finish up this dress from my UFO pile. Honestly, I don’t know how it got into my UFO pile in the first place. It’s cute as a button, cut from a simple pattern, and uses two great vintage fabrics. Most likely, it’s companion dress was to blame…notice only one is finished.
This dress is made from McCall’s M6015, which believe it or not, I purchased new and it is made pretty close to pattern specs. The lined bodice in place of facings and the giant pockets are my only alterations. Saddly, since I cut it out so long ago (**cough, cough**this past May), I have no idea what size I used and somewhere over the summer and fall most of the pattern pieces disappeared, hopefuly just to the wrong envelope.
Since it is now winter and we have six inches of snow on the ground, this dress is being worn jumper style. However, Dark Moon is not bothered by this in the least. In fact when I first pulled it out of the UFO pile and tried it on her, she was quite insulted that I took it back. Here she is wearing it almost immediately after I finished it, so that the hem hasn’t even been pressed.
When I first decided to just go ahead and finish this dress, we were all in the middle of that nasty cold I told you all about. It was the middle of a excruciatingly long day and I just needed something to take my mind of the misery. That’s when I found this dress and I really thought I was looking at an afternoon’s worth of work. Just quickly inserting the zipper, then tacking down the lining and the hem would have finished up the job. However, inserting a zipper in a Benadryl haze is not quite as easy as it sounds… I picked the zipper out twice before I finally got a result I was happy with. Hubby thought it was hysterical, but I was less than amused. By that point I was over it, so I didn’t get around to the tacking for a few more days.
It took her awhile to notice the bucket sized pockets, but once she did it was true love. The first wear alone, they held everything from blocks, to her constant companion “Fox,” to a handful of pickles. My husband went so far as to suggest that she could carry her baby brother in one.
I use to make these dresses three at a time for my older daughters, but right now I am thinking one is enough. It’s fun and adorable, but I really think I’m ready for a new go-to dress for little girls.