Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Graduation Ready with M6700

Woo hoo! I have two family graduations to attend this year! My son AND my husband! Yay! One is starting out and one is moving on up! So, you know I had to make a special something something. Can’t be walking in the special ceremony with an ‘old faithful’.

I already had it planned to be made anyways. M6700 Fashion Star pattern is a winner! The fabric is from the stash, of course, since I am also participating in the 2013 Style the Stash Sew A Long.

It is described as ‘Easy’ and ‘Knit’. Misses’ dress and belt. It suggests to have Jersey, Interlock, or Cotton Knit. I used a very pretty black slinky but very substantial knit. Notice I didn’t say what it was. It’s because I don’t remember. That’s why I need to make a fabric book. That’s a goal when I buy new fabric in the future.


I used 2 yards and I cut the 14.  It comes in 8 to 24 and yields itself beautifully to any size. So there’s no reason for you to say you won’t look good in it. Yes, you will!

The directions were good. The only part that confused me were the strap construction to the shoulder seams. A little unnecessary fiddling. I did things my way and it worked great.

Fresh of the machine:

Front Back

Back close up

I want to wear my red t-strap heels but I don’t have red jewelry. What do you suggest?

Necklace opt 1Option 1

Necklace opt 2Option 2

Chime in and let me know.



Far said...

Congrats To Your Son N Husband! You Must Be Extra Proud :) Definitely Warrant A New Dress! I Like Option One. It's A LoVely dress, Look Forward To See A pic Of U In it.

dkswife said...

Hello I am dkswife from the Stash bustin site. I like option 2. Regardless the dress is fab.

Sam said...

This is a great dress! I personally would go for option 1 on the necklace.

Faye Lewis said...

You are definitely ready - your dress is beautiful!

Sew Blessed Maw said...

Your dress is beautiful and you are going to look fantastic for the graduation..
I like both versions.. But, I vote #1.
Love the idea of the red shoes..

Janine said...

The dress is fabulous. I like option 1.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Well, I am going to go against the flow and say necklace 2. The pattern of the dress is already quite busy and you are wearing red shoes - quite dramatic enough. The first necklace is busy and adds more detail and colour - but I think the dress should carry the detail and colour - and its a dramatic line, so I think number 2. You also have quite a zing in your personality, so you could get away with a dramatic necklace.

Scheryka said...

Hi, Far! I am proud! Too much excitement, yet, not enough!

DKsWife, I did go with option 2. I looked and felt fabulous!

Thank you, Sam! I decided not to go with the 1st option. It kind of made everything look more busy.

Hi, Faye! Thank you.

Sew Blessed Maw, I loved the idea of the red shoes. The model on the envelope is wearing red.

Thank you, Janine!

Hi, Sarah, I did wear option 2! I loved it! Besides the fact it POURED raining, I was ready to rock!

Thank you, All!

DelliaG said...

Thanks for stopping by,,,I see we both have the same great taste with M6700. Looks great and option 2 was the best choice. Blessings to you...Dellia