It was well intentioned – the evenings can still have a wee chill in the air and my arms can always use a little extra coverage. The design is showy already with it’s cowl neck front and back, I thought the sleeves would add a little class. Sadly the overall effect makes it better suited to late summer or early fall. But don’t you worry, it’ll see plenty of wear later in the season.
The pattern is labelled ‘Easy’ by McCall’s and for the most part it is although making pleats in knit fabric isn’t the most fun one can have. They also say this is a one hour dress… and to their defense they only count sewing machine time… but when you take into account everything else it’s probably more like four hours so don’t be fooled.
Is anyone else as bad as I am at underestimating how long things take to make?
I like the end result but next time I’ll make a couple of changes mostly in the skirt. It needs to be longer and wider for me as it’s gathered in by elastic at the waist. In it’s current cut it doesn’t have the desired effect so I’ll be throwing on a belt and know better for next time.
Still, that’s another one check off my December Wardrobe list!