Last fall, I registered for free sewing classes at Mood in New York City. That was the beginning of my journey into sewing, which fell flat for about 10 months. I got sick and was unable to make it to the final sessions, so the cut pattern pieces sat in a bag in my closet.
|I am sewing version E.|
As I mentioned previously, moving out to Denver meant that I had more space. After making a few basic pieces and then completing a shirt, I felt confident enough that I could tackle this dress, which is McCall's 6124.
I learned a few things in the process of making this dress: first, fabric shears definitely do make a difference. I cut this pattern out using regular scissors, and its evident that there are not any clean cuts on the edges of the fabric. I was gifted a pair of Gingher Left-Handed Fabric Shears for Christmas, and purchased a left-handed rotary cutter, and it has made my life so much easier.
Second: wash your fabric. I did not do this (mainly due to the laundry machine access issue which I discusses), and now I am compensating by changing the seam allowances on the body from 5/8" to 1/2" to give me a bit more room. This dress is a bit of an experiment - a wearable muslin, if you will - so I am hoping for the best.