Thursday, January 5, 2012

McCall's 6074 -- as maternity

I've really had fun with this dress, and I'm starting to get the hang of sewing on knits.  It's been decades.  I raised the neckline and added sleeves.  I've grown so much I didn't even add the elastic in the front, but grabbed a scrap of fabric for an optional belt.  Maybe after the baby, I can add the elastic in the front.

I was also looking around for more maternity ideas and found these:

By the way, I used the concepts in The Dressmaker's Guide by Elizabeth Stewart Clark to design my sleeves -- who said you only have to use her book for historic clothing?

Also, Prudent Baby offers some helpful advice for sewing on knits.


  1. I LOVE this one!!! So cute and fun! It'll look equally cute with sensible flats or a slight (sensible) heel, too.

  2. Way to go Em! I'm impressed!