Two rayon batik dresses McCall’s 6465

This  summer the heat has been brutal. So a rayon loose fitted dress that doesn’t show creases is very appealing.

After my experience with too tight sleeves, I gave myself extra width on the hem, much better. I lowered the front neckline, I had decided to go with a bias trim neck, that was before I found out there were facings.  I also sewed the bias trim on the wrong side, so made the big decision to go with it  and just hand sewed it to the front with little beads. They are pretty subtle. but I enjoyed doing the  hems by hand and I have love seeing all the Alabama Chanin embellishments. After the first wearing, I resewed the seams taking in a  couple of inches. So pretty low key, comfortable, just what I want on vacation. I picked up the fabric in Penticton in the Okanagan in May.

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The second dress is the same as the first, fabric from Fabricana but smaller in the body. I have seen the dresses updated to more modern styles but somehow I am back in the 70’s and I am fine with that. Of course, I just might  be channeling my mother, who favored loose dresses in the summer.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fabrickated
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 09:00:57

    Love the beading – a good save. I have often sewing Bias Binding on the wrong way round, but I don’t think it matters much. A good fit and as you say, nice and light and comfortable for the warm weather. Is the fabric batiked?

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  2. Heather G
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 19:41:48

    loose looks cool AND chic to me!

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  3. S
    Nov 08, 2015 @ 01:43:56

    The fabrics are beautiful and the fit is very nice. I never would have thought of the beads… I will have to save that trick for the future!

    Reply

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