This time of year, I tend to grow weary of sewing summer clothes. The magazines with all of the "pre-fall" fashion are starting to pour in and I'm longing to sew wools, tweeds, darker colors and rich jewel tones -- for myself. And that was the opening that Mikaela was obviously waiting on, so that she could finally get me to sew non-formal clothes for her!
We decided to revisit McCall's 6756 again. This is such a great pattern that fits her so well, I knew I'd be making this one over and over.
For this version, we went with lace. This aqua blue (or mint) lace from Mood Fabrics.com fit the bill perfectly.
I eliminated the pockets this time. And I underlined them with poly lining fabric leftover from her homecoming dress. And to add interest to the hemline, I cut around the lace motif to create a scalloped edge.