11/15/16

Mccalls 6842

I'd purchased a yoke waist skirt back in 2013 and loved the flirty style of it.  Thereafter, purchased Mccalls 6842 pattern  to make one.


Fast forward to Spring 2016 and finally cut the pattern, version C.  Then cut into my luxurious teal double knit fabric that I'd purchased from Beautiful Fabrics, Bklyn, N.Y. several years ago.  However, time got the best of me and it just sat, then it was summer.  Decided it was best to put it away for a later time.

After swapping out my summer wardrobe for fall/winter gear, I came across the rtw skirt I'd purchased.  Then remembered the pattern.  Had to reacquaint myself with the instructions and thereafter proceeded with construction.  This is an easy pattern and even more easy since I used a double knit fabric.

I didn't want the high yoke as depicted and shortened it 3-1/2".   I also shortened the length of the yoga waistband, since I opted out of the zipper, basically going for a pull-on skirt.  All the seams were serged... talk about a clean cut sew.  The hemline was folded to the inside and fused with heatn'bond.  Buuuut, then I got this creative notion and wanted a dress.



Had a cute top for it and the print & colors paired perfectly.  This was an easy modification.  Cut the bottom of the top to desired length and with right sides together serged top to waist of skirt... donedotcom.







Got the 2 piece look in one.  I wear tank tops throughout the year.  Topping it off with the perfect fall/winter jacket looking all comfy and snug will leave others clueless ... lest you take it off...lol  Since I have those moments and start to overheat... its imperative that I cool down immediately...  hence wearing tank tops throughout the year.



Of course, my signature style is rocking blazers... popped on this moto wax denim jacket which is a fall/winter proof staple in my wardrobe.  Moto jackets exude that of-the-moment-look, where you are just feeling stylishly chic in a corporate kinda way.

Until then,
Have a Great Week !

22 comments:

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love how you turned this great skirt into an amazing dress! Love this!

SewRuthie said...

Wow you look so sharp

Faye Lewis said...

Wonderful look Sheila!

Patty said...

So creative...love the look!

SD Cunni Designs said...

Love the simplicity of this look.

Linda T said...

Great fabric match and a terrific look on you!

Rhonda Buss said...

This style is just so super cute on you!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn ! The skirt is perfect with a top, but just figured as a dress it would be so much better.

Sheila said...

Thank you Ruthie !

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye!

Sheila said...

Thank you Patty ! I try to incorporate a lil fun into my work wear.

Sheila said...

Thank you SD Cunni ! I love simple garments with a lil fun.

Sheila said...

Thank you Linda ! I love walmart tank tops and purchased several in fun prints. That tank top was a perfect match.

Sheila said...

Thank you Rhonda ! Trying to add a few more fun style pieces to my wardrobe.

Myra said...

Great dress Ms. Sheila!! I love the look of this, it's sooooo cute! It was definitely a win-win!!

LynneSews said...

Gorgeous! And a timely post, I was just wanting to make similar skirt from some navy ponte and was struggling to find a good pattern.

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra!

Sheila said...

Thank you Lynne ! Definitely do it. It passed my wearability test. .. no fiddling and worrying about my top rising up & out of the skirt. Most importantly. .. I love when I can pair it with a blazer.

Dalwi Szyje said...

Very pretty skirt!

Aminat said...

Gorgeous as always... You make beautiful pieces Sheila!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Dalwi Szyje !

Sheila said...

Thank you Aminat !