McCall’s patterns are being featured on the Minerva website this month, and I had the pleasure of participating by sewing up McCall’s 8044 (also known as #JamieMcCalls), a new-to-me skirt pattern. I had been looking for a skirt pattern with some fun details in a simple silhouette for this cupro blend I’d purchased at the end of 2021. I’d originally imagined something fitted through the hips and looser below, similar to the silhouette of the skirt of the Closet Core Patterns Pauline Dress, but this pattern caught my eye and I decided to give it a go.
In 2019, I had the opportunity to work with sequined fabric for the first time. I was so excited, but also a little terrified to check this cool fabric off of my sewing bucket list! I mean, what does one even DO with all of those itty bitty sequins!? I was thrilled with the opportunity, though, and ended up creating a super fun New Year’s Eve dress… and decided that working with sequins wasn’t that scary after all! So of course, I did it again.
Can you believe that I sewed this dress back in August 2019 and I am only just now getting it posted? Whoops. However, this would be a beautiful dress to wear to a nice Thanksgiving dinner, so it worked out alright. Still seasonally appropriate!
Last week, I got tagged in an Instagram Story chain to show off my favorite make right now… And guys, this is the one. I made this dress in collaboration with Stylish Fabric, and I am absolutely crazy about it. The Chelsea Party Dress has been on my list for well over a year, and now that I’ve finally made one, it is LOVE.