Mccalls 6744Posted: August 12, 2013
My summer is quickly coming to a close with the new school year approaching in a week. I have definitely enjoyed my time off this summer, but I am ready to get back into a work routine. After a while one feels the need to go back to being a productive member of society! Well I say that now, bet I change my tune in a couple months! But anyhow, I am now on a mission to sew projects that I can wear to school and be cute but comfortable while I work. I keep seeing fellow bloggers whipping out Mccalls 6744, it is a super easy dress for knits. It has an elastic waist, I made the version which is a faux wrap. I love the gathered detailing on the shoulders and how it isn’t too fussy to wear, a lot of times wrap dresses just get annoying with all the adjusting and ties.
This was soooo easy to make! The elastic casing just sews into the seam allowance , and the shoulders are gathered together with small channels of elastic. I didn’t bother sewing the “wrap” part of the skirt because it crossed over far enough that here was no fear of flashing anyone! I made this in a super soft rayon knit from fabric.com, I think they still have it if you are interested. It is a navy blue aztecy type print on cream. It is very opaque, so no worries on your undies showing through!
I think it would look cute with a belt, but last night I just wore it with this bright necklace and some flip flops to a picnic/fair in town. It is so hot and muggy right now, I just didn’t feel like messing with accessories!
I think this will make a great dress for the school year and it could even go into the fall season with a sweater and boots. Done and done, on to the next project!