Surprise! I made another M6559!! I love this pattern. It is such a good pattern for my everyday life.
I've had my eye on this fabric for years but it is quite a stiff knit so always opted for something else. A few months ago I was in Tessuti doing a fitting class when someone bought it, leaving 1.2 metres on the roll. I quickly pounced on the remnant (and a few others) and this lovely became mine. Obviously, it's still not a perfect knit for this dress but it makes a great little dress.
Pattern: McCalls 6559, size 16-18
Fabric: Japanese printed cotton knit from Tessuti
Alterations: Graded from 16 bust to 18+ hips as the fabric has limited drape and I didn't want it clinging, finished neck and armholes with self fabric binding.
Perfect for market shopping on a beautiful spring day!
Although I love this pattern, I finally bought the Mission Maxi pattern this week to give it a go. I wear this style of dress all the time on my days off so thought it was time to see what all the fuss was about with the Mission Maxi. Any tips?