Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Officially Sewing For Fall



It happens every year about this time. It's hot a blazes outside, a beautiful fall fabric catches my eye, and I get wistful for that first cold snap. I know...I know...here on the Gulf Coast we have a long wait for that day, so the next best thing is just to start sewing for it, right?
 
McCall's 6801 is my new favorite dress pattern! It was easy to put together, fits great and has several great looks within one pattern.

I especially love the sweetheart neckline created by the two bodice drapes that cross:




And the amount of ruching front and back which I think is flattering to almost everyone:




And since we must be seen from behind by everyone else!



Read my complete Pattern Review here for my adventures in using my ruffler attachment to ruch this particular fabric.

I love my new dress and my new favorite pattern!




Thanks for stopping by! Are you sewing for fall yet?

35 comments:

  1. Lovely dress!! I'm going to find that pattern now. :)

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    1. Thanks, Kay, I hope you do get it...I'm sure I will make it again.

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  2. Beautiful! I love the rich colors in that dress.

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    1. I fell in love with it at first sight...thanks, Shams

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  3. Yes!!! This is gorgeous! Love this colors and the pattern design. And now I don't feel so bad that I started my fall/winter sewing.

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    1. Kathy, our seasons here are so ho-hum. It mostly goes from hot to not as hot but wetter...lol thanks for the comment

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  4. Another gorgeous sleek dress on you! Love the subtle butterfly pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I fell hard for this fabric and can't wait to wear it.

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  5. Very nice dress, love the fabric.

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  6. Its tempting to sew for fall, but its so hot out there!
    I love your summer-fall dress, the colors really are perfect for you. The ruching looks adorable

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    1. Thanks, Becki, and I love that Vogue you just made. May have to get that pattern next sale.

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  7. Lovely flattering dress. Love your use of the ruffler foot. I must look into getting one for my Bernina. So often this type of pattern puts me off due to all the gathering required but you make it look really easy with the ruffler foot. Lovely fabric choice too.

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    1. Thanks, Margy, yes, get that ruffler foot. It was sort of pricey but what does Bernina have that isn't? Once you get the hang of it, it is easy-peasy and makes a RTW finish on gathering.

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  8. nice looking dress - hope the weather cools down enough for you to wear it.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline, no kidding. Count your blessings you haven't been down here this summer. You are looking mighty cute these days, by the way!

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  9. Wow! Wonderful! Great dress - it fits you perfectly!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so thankful I seem to be a solid 12 in the Big 4...sure makes things easier!

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  10. Looks great. I finished my first piece of fall sewing at the weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I know I'm early but I don't need anything else for summer!

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  11. I'm so glad to you're now on Bloglovin! This dress fits you like a glove. Which pattern do you prefer - the Vogue or this one? I've got the Vogue and was going to cut it out this week, but I really like yours!

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    1. Hi Sarah, I do love this dress. I have to say more than V1314 because of the neckline and the style versatility. You'd look dynamite in it!

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  12. Hello gorgeous! Lovely dress, and the colours are beautiful. I am resisting the urge of sewing for Autumn, but it won´t be long until I give in!

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    1. Give in, Merche...we need to start building our "Martinis in Autumn" wardrobe!

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  13. Looking fabulous!!!! I have this pattern, too. Must try to make it this fall. I'm sewing transitional pieces.

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    1. Thanks, Roz...you will be a total bombshell in this dress! Hugs to you!

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  14. yum, I love this dress, and the fabric is perfect with your hair.

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  15. Thanks, Mary! The fabric was love at first sight. You are turning out some really cute things lately, too!

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  16. You made that pattern your own. Love that fabric which looks wonderful on you. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Jane! What a sweet compliment!

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  17. Oh this dress is gorgeous and you are in it!:) I've been eyeing this pattern and I'm glad to see it made up. Perfect fall dress!

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    1. You would look awesome in this, Rikki...get it! And that fuschia wrap you made was to die for!

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  18. You're right to be pleased. I love it and wish I hadn't passed on this pattern when I made my last BMV sale order.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! It will be there next time, grab it!

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  19. Oh, pretty! I love these colors on you.

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