I'm still on my mission to fill in wardrobe gaps in my closet. This time, I added a long-sleeved cocktail dress. This is something I most definitely needed. On cool nights when I go out, I hate having to wear a coat or a jacket. I'd rather make a mad dash from car to venue. Or if I have to park and walk a block or so, I'll have something on my arms and I still won't have to keep up with a coat or jacket on the inside.
I'd purchased this fun glitter knit fabric from Hancock. Sparkle gets me everytime! And I paired it with McCall's 6886. This pattern has been made many, many times and it's beyond versatile! This design can easily go from casual to eveningwear, depending on the fabric selection.
I cut the size 14. I could've gone down another size, but I wanted the dress to just glide over the body. I didn't want a full-on bodycon look. I used view B, and shortened it so it would stop right at the knee. Being that this is glitter fabric, it sewed pretty well with on my machine and serged with with ease.
I did my research on how to not leave a trail of glitter. After I was done with the dress, I sprayed it down with hairspray. And that seems to have minimized the falling glitter. And for washing, I'll just turn it inside out and hand wash it.