After my more challenging Stella coat, here is a couple of quick makes. I've been so cold recently that I wanted something warm to wear at work.
McCalls 7432 a "learn to sew for fun" pattern and is an easy fit knit shift dress.
I wanted the extra warmth of a cowl neck and so I raised the neckline about 2" and added a cowl from a 14" x 13" oblong. It worked well and I can honestly say this dress is cosy.
I cut a size medium, which according to the size chart should be a little snug, but the fit is pretty good. Although I think I could do with a little more from the sides at the lower part of the skirt.
I prefer it with a belt but you can better see the shape without. A little about the fabric. I think it is amazing! It washed well, sewed well, kept its shape and it really a warm .... but the most amazing thing is cost £3.45 .... a £7 dress (I did use a discount code its normally £4.49 from the Textile Centre. I would definitely buy it again.
The second version is from and abstract print double border ponte roma also £4.49 and from the Textile Centre. I'm not sure about this. On the website the print looked like it went horizontally and would have provided an interesting hem, but that wasn't the case.
I will wear it with a plain black jacket for work, and for the price its a bargain, but the quality isn't as good.
You can see this version is a little shorter. It was the first one I made and I think the fit of the second one is better. This is a good basic pattern, which is suitable for work with a jacket and I'm sure I'll make a couple each winter .... but for now back to making a SWAP challenge.
I've also been making in miniature, for some newborn twins! Little jersey dresses with baby cashmere ballet cardigans.