I purchased McCalls 6553 a couple of weeks ago at the Vogue sale. As it was being shipped to me, I saw Sallieoh make it and instantly felt a just a little bit cooler than my daggy, tired, mum-self. I don't think I'm a particularly fashionable person. When I sew, I sew what I like, want and need. ?Generally not what's in the shops or what other people are wearing. Anyway, this frock rocks!
the Remnant Warehouse just to buy fabric for this dress and I'm very happy with this double sided knit. This dress is a fabric eater though, so make sure you check the yardage. I think I used well over 2 meters of 150 wide fabric.
As it was an unlabelled remnant, I think this mystery fabric is a double knit of some poly or man-made content, but I can't be sure. It is thick and warm and drapes well and that's all that counts.
I'm very happy with this dress and have worn it twice already since last Saturday. I might even have to start planning another...
Pattern: McCalls 6553 = $7 inc part shipping
Fabric: 2.8m @ $6p/m = $16.80
Thread and button from stash