Tis the season

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The festivities are beginning and with it, the planning of parties, holiday events to attend, and an important feature of it all, the age old question, “what am I going to wear?”  In my world, the answer is “what am I going to sew?

Dresses are always a must during the holiday season which can be oh so comfortable… or not!  This one, a new winter season McCalls  6646 has so many possibilities.  The color combination of black with a deep violet blue contrast looks gorgeous…but then red as the contrast would also give it a kick!  The “Pretty in Pink” look is also a winner as far as I am concerned!





This is a “Plus” pattern so there are a few variations for the creative artist in us!  Assembling the pieces are actually not as difficult as it may look.  The bodice is made up of princess seams with boning in the side and side back seams. It has a sweetheart neck line which is one of my all time favs though it does have an optional overlay with shoulders and neckline that the pattern calls a “flounce”.  The straps are optional spaghetti or wide straps.  The bodice is underlined and there is also a lining  for both bodice and skirt. 

I love the look of the black fabric used in the pictures and may have to do some sleuth investigating to find it.   So many decisions!