As you know I was lucky enough to attend Frocktails in Melbourne last weekend. One stipulation of the event was that everyone sewed something to wear. I chose to make McCall's 6320. Coincidentally I actually bought this pattern the last time I was in Melbourne.
Originally I was going to make this dress up in a completely different fabric. Unfortunately, I decided to leave it to the last minute and then realised too late the pattern had princess seams. Given the fabric I had chosen had a diagonal stripe I was confident I could execute it to the standard I would like in such a short amount of time. So a quick last minute trip to Spotlight brought me this fantastic cotton pique that was just perfect! For a little point of interest I decided to make the pockets out of purple. I was deciding between a few different colours but the purple seemed the most prominent in the print so it was the clear winner.
Of course that meant I had to use a purple zip. Even though I know hardly anyone will see it these little pops of colour keep me happy. It's the little things in life!
The pattern is meant to be lined but I decided to leave it unlined so it wouldn't be too thick to wear during Gold Coast summers. Instead of lining it I finished my neckline, hem and sleeves in bias binding. I am a big fan of this method! It is so quick and easy and I always have bias binding in my stash. And that my friend is my frocktails stories over. Until next year which a little birdie told me is going to be in Sydney. I can't wait!