The nice thing about culling my closet of uncomfortable and ‘not loved’ garments is, of course, the opportunity to sew something else!
McCalls 6559 is a favorite, TNT, pattern for me.
Earlier this year, I extended the shoulders for a bit of coverage and sewed it in an ITY knit:
And it’s the most comfortable and appealing dress I have. (p.s., I’ve made the tied cardigan a couple times, it’s a great pattern for same). I did a separate post on this dress (here), but here’s a link to the changes I made to the pattern for the extended shoulder.
I’m in the garden today, staying green and enjoying the windy and dry weather.
This moss green ITY is from Fabric Mart, and it’s really a nice deep green, lightened for the photos.
I like this dress so much that I’ve ordered 3 more ITY knits from Fabric Warehouse Direct, all in solids. I think prints exhaust me 🙂 A plus for the purchase (big plus) is the price: $3.99/yard, 58″ wide. I can make this dress with only 2 yards of fabric in the size 10.