Basic. Black. Two of my favorite things!
This is another version of the McCalls M6886 knit dress, the third of four I made to wear this fall. Although, it's clear from these photos, that we are well on our way to winter at this point.
We've had snow twice already. It is December, so that should come as no surprise. The dogs are excited about the season change. They lose their minds the instant their paws hit powder. Danger is more timid in the snow this year than he has been in years past. Since losing his vision to glaucoma, he relies on his other senses to navigate, and the snow covers up all the smells he's used to using to maneuver around the yard. We think he retains the ability to distinguish between light and dark, so I'm sure the reflection throws him off too. But, it doesn't stop him.
This version of M6886 was sewn using a black cotton jersey fabric bought at an estate sale. The pattern envelop lists cotton knit as a suggest fabric, but I don't think this particular fabric works as nicely as the other versions I've sewn. It doesn't have the same rebound that the synthetic knits I sewed this dress with have, and it starts to bag and stretch in the course of wear. I definitely think a higher content of stretch fiber would have helped.
Regardless, it's every bit as comfortable as the other versions. And, I can never have too many black dresses!
It's definitely time to start sewing winter appropriate attire. We've got about 6months of winter around these parts. I've already got plans in place to sew the Dropje Hooded Vest and the Jasper Sweater. What are your favorite cold weather sewing patterns?