Look, it’s my birthday dress! I’m posting this a month late (sorry), and I didn’t wear it on my birthday (I was at a dance event), but I did wear it to my birthday dinner two days before. As I walked into the restaurant a girl gave me a compliment on it and said she wanted one, so I consider that #winning. That tropical print knit fabric was found on FabricMart Fabrics website. I saw it and knew I had to have it, it represented the vacation I haven’t taken yet this year, LOL. I decided to make McCalls 6887, again. I made it in the straight skirt version the first time, as you can see here.
As a pattern review, I made a modification of the full skirted version of the McCalls 6887. Since I used a knit on a pattern made for woven fabric there were a few modifications that needed to be made. The tropical print is lightweight so I underlined it in a heavier black knit (also from FabricMart Fabrics). I initially made the size 6 in the woven so I made it smaller for the knit. I deepened the neckline, and moved the section that crosses the back down 3/4″. Since my version is not lined, in order to finish the neckline, armholes, cutout, and hem I turned over and stitched.
Yay for the birthday dress! What do you think?