Ten hut! Sometimes a girl (okay old lady) just wants to have fun and fun this dress is. I just whipped it up today. It's McCall's 6319 view B. I purchased this fabric from JoAnn's a couple of weeks ago with the intention of making this dress. How often does that happen?
As in my last three dress, one of which hasn't been review yet, it's fully lined with a lightweight knit fabric from Walmart. I added a bust dart to the left side only, lengthened the bodice 1" and the skirt 2", turned under 1"and hemmed it with a double needle. I cut a 2 1/2" strip of fabric for the elastic casing using 1/2" elastic instead of the 1/4" suggested.
I also added a narrow strip of fusible interfacing to the neckline but it is still larger than I'd like. The armholes are also lower than I'd like as I can see some armpit flab!
I'm still fabulous...in my mind anyway. The shoes are from 2005 and the belt recently from the clearance rack. Although I think the hair is too outrageous for my office job, I'm leaning toward wearing the dress to work. Whadda you think? Although the employee handbook says dress should be business casual, most of the ladies dress "goin' to da club lateh." At least I look like I might have to report for duty somewhere. LOL