Also, this comfy dress I made:
The pattern is McCall's 6987, and man is it a TENT. Just my style. I did check the finished garment measurements before cutting, and approved. A 55 inch bust? Don't mind if I do. 57 inches at the hipline? IT SHALL BE MINE. Absolutely no fitting required, would look excellent on anyone!
Though I'd been planning this dress for a while to wear to a friend's wedding and it's quite simple, it was a giant feat to make. My doctor banned me from sewing for 3 weeks after I had been in a car accident (I'm totally ok now!), but if I didn't make a dress I would have had nothing to wear! You know, "nothing". Obviously, I made the dress. In very short spurts. Over a few days.
I'm not usually a floral girl, but I absolutely love this one and the colors in it. It's a viscose twill that I picked up on fabric.com, but it seems to have gone out of stock for the last time. I think this fabric went in and out of stock three or four times before I actually bit the bullet and added it to an order of necessities- it was inevitable!
The neckline is finished with self bias tape that I handstitched down. I used the invisible hem stitch on my machine to finish the sleeves and hem; keeping the fancy-factor up so it could be worn day or night, dressy or casual.