Pattern: McCall's 5042 (view C)
Size: size 8
Fabric: Brown with teal, lime & white floral print stretch cotton from Fabricland (Canadian chain fabric store).
Comments: Same dress as yesterday, made in the exact same way. The only difference is that this fabric is a midweight stretch cotton and yesterday's dress used a lightweight stretch cotton.
Yesterday and today are my first days back to school. There are no kids in the school for classes until September 8th, as the days this week are professional development days. I wore yesterday's dress to school yesterday (imagine that!) and received many compliments. One young teacher told me that I "always look like I'm on What Not to Wear." I chuckled and said, "Is that a good thing?" To which she quickly added that I look like the "after" shots not the "before." So, I guess it is a good thing.
Conclusion: I love the high neckline, fitted waist and fuller skirt of this dress. It is a dream draft for a pear like me!