I’m particularly interested in making myself some dresses and skirts for spring and summer. I find that they tend to keep me cooler than long pants when it gets really hot and humid around here. But that’s going to be awhile because the weather here has been anything but spring-like. Today was a good day, so I went out and took some pictures.
This is McCall’s 2401, which is a basic sheath dress.
Although I’ve made the dress before, I’ve never made it with sleeves and the square neck.
I used stretch cotton twill which is pretty lightweight. I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern. I did take the back dart all the way up to the neckline. I found that the back of the dress was too lose and I needed to reduce that somehow. While that worked out fine, if I make this again, I would just make the adjustment before cutting it out (like you’re supposed to).
Anyway, I like it and I like the print. I knew the dress was going to have to have a simple design with such a bold print.