Sunday, July 07, 2019

One of my favorite TNTs for Summer- McCall 6559

Good Morning !!!!!!  As I sit here finishing up by breakfast and the end of my 4th of July weekend, I'm thinking about my recent experience at Sew Camp and the lovely ladies I got to spend time with.  First off, I want to thank Carolyn of for all the lovely photos.  Girl we go way back and you could have spent more time sewing, but instead wanted to make sure all of us had enough photos so that all we had to do when we got home was type and post.  Thank you, thank you!!!!!

During camp I got a chance to do a little bit of everything.  I even had to leave and sing at a wedding while I was there.  It cut down on my sewing time, but I still got 5 pieces done, and my summer wardrobe is a little refreshed for it, which makes me happy.,  I have not been able to get any sewing done, and that weekend reminded me how much I've missed it.  Fabric Mart was a blast!!!!!!!  If you ever get a chance to visit in person, please go.  I have a very bad addiction to fabric.  It's a place I need to not frequent too often  as I purchased over 60 yards of fabric. (SIKE!!!!)  Who am I fooling.   Hey, this addition is better than other additions and it helps me with a useful skill, so I'm not going to complain.  I'll take pictures and show you what got purchased in another post.  I shipped my box home this year and to tell you how fast they were, the box was waiting for me when I arrived home.

Anyway, I don't want to keep you guys waiting any longer.  One of the garments I worked on at sew camp was McCall 6559.

 I think I've had this pattern forever, and it is definitely one of my favorites.  I love this maxi dress.  I also think everyone owns this pattern.  To tell you how old this pattern is, I think it's been around since 2012.  Someone please confirm this for me.  If you don't have it,  get it as it's a classic and should be in everyone's stash pile.  It's an OOP pattern, but I'm sure it can be found online if you search for it.  This maxi can be worn out to a summer party or function dressed up, it can be worn casually around on a summer day and it can be worn around the house just lazing around or worn to bed as a nightgown.  It all depends on your fabric choice and how you want to wear it.

This time I chose to wear this beauty casually.  My fabric choice is a cotton knit that I've had a few years that I picked up at Jomar.  The fabric is very comfy and I love the feel against my skin.  As simple and easy as this pattern is, it's a good piece to ease into when you feel like sewing but don't want to work on anything complicated.

Because I was going for a more casual look, I chose to do the racerback version for the back of this maxi which is taken from views E and F of this pattern.

I'll be making at least 1-2 more before the summer is over.  I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend and your summer.  I'm off to go do some spinning as Tour de Fleece started yesterday.  I think I'll also be wearing my maxi today.  Let me know what you're up to.

Enjoy and be blessed!!!!!



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