Off the Shoulder McCall's 7563 in Stripes!

Hey guys! 

First of all, I wanted to let you in on a little secret I'm excited to share with you: to combine my two loves (and businesses) I'm now offering a coupon code to my Palindrome Dry Goods readers for 10% off their sewing-related purchases in The Tin Thimble's Etsy shop. Receive 10% off fabrics, sewing machine attachments, patterns, buttons & trim when you enter code 'palindrome' at check out! This is not an affiliate code, it's just my way of thanking all of you for reading and supporting this blog. Enjoy!

It's been snowing, so I'm over here pretending it's summer and posting pictures of a dress I made last summer that I never shared with you guys. This is McCall's 7563 in a cotton/linen blend available here.

I cut out a size XS because, while, yes, this dress is supposed to be flowy and bellowing, I didn't want to be swimming in it. And the pattern had loadsss of ease, so I knew I could size down and still achieve the right silhouette. 

I also didn't love any of the sleeve options, so I cut out the sleeve for view A, but hemmed them instead of installing a casing and elastic. 

This pattern is super easy to make, but it does require quite a bit of fabric. All the gathering calls for lots of fabric and lots of patience. 

Love the shape and easy style of this dress. I think it will be great both as a dress on hot days and as a bathing suit cover up.

I think it would be SO CUTE out of sheer fabric, like gauze, or eyelet, strictly for cover-up purposes. 

If you like either of those linked fabrics, don't forget to enter code 'palindrome' for 10% off!

Other details: silver bar necklace from here. Shoes by Kork Ease but no longer available. Sewn with my Janome HD3000

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check in next week, I'll be publishing a post full of tips and tricks for working with delicate fabrics like chiffon, satin, and voile. It's going to be a good one! 


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