Christmas Outfit #13 - McCall's 6396
For this year's annual Christmas outfit, my daughter has picked McCall's 6396. She really like the asymmetrical skirt and that fact that it was different from a lot of what her friends wear. She also chose a brushed plaid flannel for the fabric.
Between her measurements and the pattern measurements, I ended up cutting a straight size 10, no alterations. For the skirt, I lengthened it 6", and I'm still not convinced that will be enough, we'll see.
As far as the cutting, I will warn you, this is a single layer layout. There is no way to cut two of each piece or the front on the fold. The bodice/skirt seam is totally asymmetrical, and no two pieces are a like.
I did get the bodice assembled for a quick fit to see if I needed to make any changes. Thankfully, there were none - it looks pretty good as a size 10, in the smallest cup size (this pattern also has the multi-cup sizing). So far, everything seems well drafted and the pieces fit together nicely, too.
Tomorrow I will get the lining assembled and the zipper installed and if things go well, I might get this done by the end of the week!
Parting Shot: Leftovers. My husband and I went hiking the day after Thanksgiving, and I brought along a piece of leftover pumpkin pie for the summit. It was a great snack!