This is the easiest project I think I have ever done and the material was an absolute dream to use. It was run up within a matter of hours. The pattern said to fully line but as it was jersey I didn't bother. I cut the larger sized neckline and folded over a little into the waistband and did vertical stitches on the seams to keep it in place.
I am sooo pleased with the results. Yet again I could have done with cutting the smaller size. I had to take all of it in but kept some fullness in the skirt which looks lovely.
Jersey is officially my friend, It doesn't fray one bit this material! I did have to put in a little dart in the shoulders so theres no peek-a-boob moments, It made this bit of bulk in the sleeves giving a bit of a 40's look which i love! but I still think i'll have to put a stitch in on my bust line to keep this baby together. My only grumble is that it is a tidgey bit shorter than it appears on the pattern, Its fine on me because i'm 5ft 4 but I would have preferred an inch or two longer and on a lovely tall lady you might want to watch it a bit but here are the final results!
If you are a beginner to sewing I recommend this McCalls M6011 pattern a hundred times over! I wish I had come across it when I was learning, and it was cheap!
This will do nicely to shove into a suitcase for Barcelona. I can stick on a cardi for daytime wanderings or a nice necklace and heels for night time!
I really can't talk this pattern up enough. Even with slight alteration in the shoulder, Its so versatile and can be run up in a few hours?! Can't get much more brilliant can you?
2 Garments down for my 10 garments in 2011 goal my friends, 8 more to go? I think I can handle that!