Valentine's Day is a day that is set aside for love. Even though love should be shown all year long, it is this one day that is so momentous to the word. There will be few flowers sent in my area due to hazardous weather (crazy snow). My hope is that everyone will have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!
For a while I have had McCall's 6883 on my mind. My mind's eye could envision lots of wild changes and different aspects of this pattern in action. This was something I spotted back in an earlier post.
The back view was pulling me in and I couldn't help myself. I had to find something that would suit what I was looking for in a nice Spring/ Summer dress and make this pattern stand out the way I wanted it to.
A,B: Poplin, Sateen, Cotton Blends, Linen. C: Lace, Eyelet. Sew-in Interfacing C - Organza. D: Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine.
I decided to go with view B. I had recently been asked if I liked the high-low effect in my skirts. Yes, I love the look. I prefer the high-low skirt over the 1 shoulder any day. I guess they both kind of make you look lopsided but, at least with the skirt it doesn't make you head seem off (LOL).
For my Valentine's Day dress I chose a red lining with black polka dot lace overlay. At first, I had no idea of how I was going to make it work with the 2 effects coming together but, the idea was there. So, I started with the black dot lace, available Here. Then I cut the main body pieces out of Charmeuse, available Here.
I had a few ideas about the strap pieces because I kept trying to think of leather and then I ended up going with a black satin to match the lace.
I like the way this pattern is working out. I know I could have gone with a more simple choice of fabric, but this is how I saw it and I had to go with it. The pattern itself is quite simple and a good fix for Spring. The instructions are written well and the illustrations are to the point. I just hope I can work out all my kinks in time to wear it for Spring. Stay tuned for the finish.
Lots of Love