How am I only NOW just noticing that both of these projects are herringbone?!?! HELLO McFly!
This dress has been high on my Wanting to Make list since I started back sewing. Very high actually and I really wish I’d made this earlier! I LOVE HER! I love everything about what attracted me to this design in the first place: the silhouette, the pleated wrap top, the bishop sleeves, the wrap!!!! All of it!
I hadn’t had any plans when I bought this super soft brushed stretch herringbone fabric from JoAnn Fabrics but it came together when I finally got this pattern.
The only modification I made was to add some length to the skirt.
Pattern | Vogue 8825
I died!!!! When I woke up, I decided that I was going to make it. I Googled herringbone faux fur and this beautiful fur came up at Mood. I went to Mood one weekend and got enough yardage to make this coat. I had a coat pattern at home that I modified to this length and silhouette, I made a muslin for it but I hated it. It started to get warm and I was a bit discouraged so I abandoned it and left the faux fur on my couch as a throw for a year. Ask anyone who’s been over this past year.
Pretty Girls Sew hosted a sew-along for a the McCall’s 7257 fur coat pattern and, though I followed it, I had no desire to make a coat until I saw a short fur version and said, “AHA! I’ll make a short version of the Armani Prive coat.” I made no modifications to the coat but felt like I should’ve straightened down the side seams to make it less A-line. I added no closures but will probably make a leather belt for it or something in the future.
Pattern | McCall’s 7257
Fabric |Mood, Faux Fur Herringbone – ONLY 10 yards left