Ralph Lauren Houndstooth Wool Sheath Dress
I made the dress for football games since both of the college teams my family pulls for are black and something. I finished it yesterday and their football seasons are almost over – something tells me it’s not going to make it to a game this year.
I have seen houndstooth dresses e v e r y w h e r e this fall and couldn’t resist this Ralph Lauren wool from Mood Fabrics. It’s very soft with z e r o itch factor.
Several features of this McCall”s classic dress pattern 5927 appealed to me. With a separate bodice and skirt, I knew the alterations would be more precise than a one piece sheath, I really liked the pockets, and the pattern uses less than two yards of fabric.
The dress is fully lined and heavy. Originally I made View E, but once I tried on my dress with the basted long sleeves I quickly knew it was only suitable for subfreezing temperatures.
I managed to finish the now sleeveless dress by turning in the seam allowances and whip stitching the lining to the wool. It was one more learning experience, but hopefully I’m one step closer to that perfectly sewn garment……… and please don’t tell me it doesn’t exist!
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and best wishes to my international friends for a wonderful weekend!