Sunday, June 7, 2015

McCall's 6713: A Dress for Travelling... And Some Catching Up


Hey, guysssss!!!!  So I've been pretty busy travelling and running and what not in the past weeks.  But I made time to sew up this totally awesome dress specifically for travel.  I've worn it more times then I want to confess since I made it a couple weeks ago.  I used McCall's 6713.  It is a really simple little dress that had a lined bodice.  Even though I blogged about this dress for Fabric Mart this month, I actually bought this fabric on my own (I was travelling so much that I had no time to make an extra thing for them to blog about, so I just went ahead and shared a project I was already sewing on my own.)   Anyhow... I made this super cute dress then went to the zoo to take pics.




I didn't have enough material so I excluded the flappity bit on the front side there.  On the pattern there is  a seam on the back center of the skirt and where that flounce is... I removed those seams.  And, yeah, I did not add shoulder pads... that would have been just weird looking.


I used an ITY, a fabric I generally shy away from because it's just a poly fabric and has the reputation of being uncomfortable in warmer weather.  I had no problems with it all the times I've worn it so far.  Like I said, I made it for travelling.  If you look online to search for "travel clothes" it's really common to find these sort of dresses made of a poly/spandex just like this.  If you want more details on my sizing, alterations and all that jazz , just got to the post I wrote for Fabric Mart... I'm not going to re-type it all, I'm lazy and tired because I've been gardening all day planting pumpkins and sunflowers and what not.

I ran a 1/2 marathon people!





So this is what's been keeping me busy.  Traveling from Niagara Falls, NY to the mountains of North Georgia, visiting family & friends, running a half marathon in Buffalo and doing some awesome vacation stuff like going underground into a cave and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Let me tell you, I've been on a few bits of the Blue Ridge Parkway before, the section that takes you to Mt. Mitchell is mind blowingly amazing, people!  North Carolina... freakin awesome.  My camera battery died I reached the summit so I didn't get any of the money shots past the the obligatory standing next to the sign photo.  P.S.  I made my whole half marathon running outfit with some custom printed fabric... I gotta blog about that already!!  P.P.S.  What?!  I totally completed a half marathon and was smiling as I ran across the finish line!!







Greeting from Niagara Falls, NY!

Greetings from the place with the freshest air I ever breathed in my life!

23 comments:

  1. Really pretty dress! That fabric is awesome :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! Those colors just make my eyeballs happy :)

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  2. You go girl on the 1/2 marathon congrats!!!! Your dress is really nice! I would like to see NC in person someday. The pics I see of it,it sure looks like its beautiful.

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    1. Thank you!!! I've been through NC many a time and it was lovely, but this particular stretch was ridiculously beautiful. I highly recommend heading to Mt Mitchell if you ever can make it, it's like entering a different world because the weather is different up there and the plant life is alpine-like, quite different from lower elevations.

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  3. Love your dress! And great achievement 1/2 marathon, congratiolations!

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    1. Thank you soo much!! Maybe I will do both again... sew this dress and run another half sometime :)

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  4. Congrats on the marathon and the dress. I have that pattern. It looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have you sewn this pattern/blogged about it? I always read you posts because theyare so helpful for my sewing, and just enjoy your work too.

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  5. Well done with the running, great work. Your dress is beautiful, such a lovely print and style. No wonder you have worn it lots.

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    1. Thank you so much :) I need more of these sorta dresses in my life, gotta get crackin on sewing them.

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip, and way to go on the 1/2 marathon! Lovely dress that looks just as comfy for travel.

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    1. Thank you!! I've worn this dress like twice since I've been home. I think I need more of them.

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  7. Congrats on your hal marathon! I can see why you wear this dress a ton...it looks fabulous on you. The print and colour are pure gorgeousness.

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    1. Thank you thank you!!! I am a sucker for this color palette.

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  8. Great dress! Looks so tropical!!!

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  9. Congrats on the 1/2 marathon! Looks like you've been having a fun time. Man, I miss north carolina. My parents just moved back to north georgia though, so i'll be visiting the southeast at some point soon! I love that dress and I agree, I actually really like polyester for easy summer dresses. People are always raving about cotton but I'm a sweaty person so yeah... not really compatible. TMI? sorry!

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    1. Thank Megan! I was actually in N GA for most of the time actually visiting family... hiked Amicalola Falls one day, loved it! And yeah, secret's out, ITY is pretty great. Okay, I'm not wearing it to go hiking in but it's great for the office or everyday sorta wear and shoving it in my suitcase unfolded for a week.

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  10. Congrats on smiling through your 1/2 marathon!
    Dress looks awesome.

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  11. Cute dress! I just bought this pattern on a whim at the last McCall's sale, so I'm glad to see it's a good one!
    Congrats on the half marathon, that's awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really want to make another one, it feels really nice on.

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  12. Such a super beautiful dress, Kathy! I love the dress and the wrap looks so chic whilst being comfy. Glad you're having an exciting summer and congrats on your marathon!

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