Summer is here

McCalls 6115 M&MSummer is here along with the heat.

I bought this fabric with a pre-smocked top section.  I loved the fabric but not how the smocking effect looked on me so I cut that off and made a cute sun dress.  I will save the smocking portion for a future summer bag.

The neck treatment is parachute rope from the craft section of the fabric store.  I could not believe I found the exact match for the purple color.

This dress is McCall’s 6115.  I have made this 3 times already.  It is very simple to make and many many choices to customize.

My accessories for the above picture was our kittens Minnie and Muffin – aka – The Minnie Muffins.


Finally finished

I am very glad that I took a look at my earlier version (from Muslin to Dress) of this dress and decided to recreate.  I used my own pattern created from a ready to wear princess dress that I really like.  The results are great and I have worn this look many times!

Sometimes the best end result comes from starting over……..

Softly Pleated Dress


This is Pamela’s Pattern #115 – Softly Pleated Dress.  This was a joy to make.  The dress has lovely pleats at the waist .  The pattern has quite a few selections of sleeves and necklines so the possibilities are really almost endless.  The fabric is a drapey knit that was a breeze to sew.  The fabric was purchased at Steve’s Sewing & Vacuum in King of Prussia, PA.  I already have plans to make another dress with this pattern.  Spring is on the way….soon!

Softly Pleated Dress:

Pattern: Pamela’s Pattern #115 Softly Pleated Dress

Fabric: Black/White knit from Steve’s Sewing and Vacuum, King of Prussia, PA

A Mash Up: Today’s Fit Vogue & McCall’s creates the Perfect Outfit

New Outfit

New three piece outfit:

Pants: Today’s Fit by Vogue (V1411) Sandra Betzina Puzzle Pants:

  • Fabric – black ponte knit from Mulberry Fine Silks and Fabrics, Carborro,  NC

Shirt: Today’s Fit by Vogue (V1363) Sandra Betzina T Shirt

  • Fabric – floral knit from Mulberry Fine Silks and Fabrics, Carrboro,  NC

Cardigan: McCalls (M6084) view A

  • Fabric – Ponte knit from Mood Fabrics, NYC

Picture taken at Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC