Me-Made Item: Dress
Link to original review: McCall’s 6200 (Oct. 25, 2011)
Leggings: DKNY Smoothies
Flats: Franco Sarto
I’ve worn this dress a bunch since I made it last October. I first wore it in 80 degree weather in Arizona as-is, wore it with leggings, layered a long sweater cardigan over it for work, and paired it with tights and boots all last winter. The style of it and weight of the fabric, along with the color and print I chose, make it an all-season kind of dress depending on how it’s styled, and I’m always comfortable wearing it. After thinking about this dress today, I realized I want to make at least one more! Sure, it’s not the most exciting dress silhouette that I’ve made, but when I reflected on how much I’ve worn the other dresses in my closet, this one definitely wins the “most worn” award. I was even wondering today if I could turn the pattern into a sleeveless dress, eliminating the raglan sleeve and turning the neckband into shoulder straps.
Another bonus: it’s great for going out to dinner since there’s no defined waist! I ate all the sausage and pasta I wanted to this evening.
Wear Rating: 10/10