McCalls 5893 Dress done for my Mom's 92nd birthday...
I have been wanting to make a dress for a long time now. It's in the high 80s here these days, so I purchased M5893 to make one up quickly. Which I did! Great pattern.
Here is a closeup of the knit fabric I bought at JoAnns. The black knit I had in my stash.
It's hard fitting me for a dress, so I thought this one would work for me. I actually made it way to big and had to take it in about three inches down the sides. I don't think I compensated for the fact that it was a stretchy knit. I'm so used to working with woven fabrics.
Here is my Mom, in the picture below. She still lives at home alone and tries to do everything herself...but she just can't walk much anymore, even with a walker.
That's the birthday cake, kind of a blurry shot.
My daughter acting goofy. She just had her 25th birthday this week also.
My husband and me at Mom's house.
All in all we had a wonderful day, heat and all. After the picture around the pool, I went in the house, put my suit on and jumped in.....nice.