Sunday, September 25
I got this dress pattern last summer thinking it would be great for maternity as well as normal Jenni size. I never got around to it while I still had the Jane belly and then I realized it had a side zipper which would make nursing Jane a bit of a chore. Even though I am still nursing Jane, it's obviously not as often as a newborn and I just really wanted to make this dress. I love it! It is so comfortable and relaxed. But I was right it is a pain to nurse in. Next summer, this dress will be worn often!
I have been loving using my serger for clothes sewing and I got a twin needle for my sewing machine. It's SO FUN!
Pattern: McCall's 5843, View B.
Fabric: 100% cotton from JoAnn's
Mods: I realized I was supposed to buy 60" wide fabric but only got 48" so I didn't have enough for the full skirt pattern. I had to reduce the middle of the pattern (center fold) by 15 inches. There is a lot of fabric in the skirt so I don't think it made much difference. If I were to make this pattern again, I would definitely add an inch or two to the length of the bodice.
It's supposed to cool down this week and be rainy. I don't mind the rain but I have so many green tomatoes still, I just want a little more sun so they ripen.