M6559 Tank Dress: My New Favorite Dress
After my wadder last week, I really needed this win. Truly.
I knew after making my first maxi dress last year that I wanted to make another and that I had definitely found a winner in McCall’s 6559 dress pattern, as so many others have found as well. What I didn’t realize was how awesome the shorter version is. Like incredibly awesome. I used FOE again to bind the neckline and armholes but will never do that again. I can’t stand the stuff. So un-user friendly. From on I’m going to use Karla’s trick to finish the neckline. Gonna try it out tomorrow on my mom’s dress. I’ve already cut out her dress and another one for me today.
I made yesterday’s tank dress in a few hours. It would have been quicker had I not had to wrestle with the FOE (dangnabbit!) But the finished dress is super cute and flattering (if I do say so myself). My trusty photographer (the little boy who lives with me) was extra nice and obviously used the “thinnerizer” when taking my pictures. Love that boy! I wore it out for a dinner and a movie last night and it was just perfect for a night out on the town. I felt pretty, comfortable and stylish. Can’t beat that combo!
Here’s my new dress…
Can you see why I love it? The fabric I bought with Sherril and Jeanette in LA on my last trip up there. It’s a textured knit. It has just the right drape for this dress. Couldn’t have been more perfect for the pattern. For realz. I think Sherril bought some of this too, so I’m sure she’s gonna be whipping something up with it soon.
FYI: I have had to postpone my next shopping trip up to LA. I just can’t make it up there before June 16th. I will keep y’all updated on my plans. Would love to see/meet some new sewers when I’m up there.