Posing in Palm Print - McCalls M6744

I gave the M6744 pattern another go - maxi style this time! Clearly the pics weren't taken this weekend otherwise I'd have had to wear wellies..

Still loving the side split I went for version D - (Version C is here, be quick there's a fabric shopping voucher there too!) The fabric is once again from MyFabrics.co.uk (I know I keep banging on about them but its pure coincidence this time that's where I found it - my own purchase!) It a nice soft cotton interlock - think the print is feathers that look like palm leaves?! Was a remnant so got the last bit, just enough for a maxi dress.

According to the chart I was a size M - I cut M but nearly drowned in the fabric. I took it in at the arms and sides a bit to more of an S size. After the pics I also put a pleat in the back neck and also took the sides in a bit more (a second time!) so it sits a bit better on the shoulders.

Tried to recreate the packet pose......fail.

Due to the waist high split I also decided to secure the front down a bit to mid thigh to avoid any inadvertent flashing. Same with the top half - secured the wrap together with stitching so it doesn't gape. Like to be firmly fastened in!

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  1. That is quite the side split! Looks like it will be a winner in the hot months ahead.

    1. heehee yes, I did have to tame that one down abit - not brilliant in a strong british breeze!