We didn’t have much of a summer this year, but I suspect our super-hot days will be here later this month and well into October. So, in honor of the sweltering days to come, here’s a quickly made summery dress. It is McCall’s 8107, view B, unfortunately OOP, but still available on the BMV website. I love the princess seams; they create a nice shape that is flattering to most women. It is quite fitted through the bodice and flares gently away at the hips. This dress is made from a bright floral piqué lengthened to come to mid-calf and underlined with soft broadcloth.
|Underlined--no slip needed!|
It looks like longer skirt lengths might be making a comeback this year. Personally, I love this length. I think it is graceful and far less likely to expose anything that I’d rather not expose!
Shoe love: Bernardo sandals always remind me of my childhood summers. Over the years, I’ve had many versions of their classic t-strap, the Mistral. I love this version in red patent—and am looking for an excuse to make a purchase!
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy