Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue Paris Dress - McCalls 6599

Prior to our trip to France in 2013, I decided to make up as much of a wardrobe as I could for the trip! One of the dresses I made was this blue cotton dress.

I used the same pattern as I had used for the bodice on my Franken-pattern dress, McCalls 6599, since I already knew it fit me well. I decided to add sleeves this time around.

I wore this several times on the trip, including on my first trip to the Marché Saint-Pierre in Montmartre where I hit up several of les coupons, where you can get already cut fabric at a discount. I don't look nearly as happy as I was, here, lol!

It's one of my favorite places to visit in Paris, and of course the beautiful Sacré-Cœur is right down the street.

I hand picked the zipper, and lined it with a fun cotton scroll fabric.

I also included pockets, of course.


Since the trip, I haven't really worn this dress a whole lot! Not sure why, it fit well, it's just one of those things where it doesn't call out to me when I see it in the closet. (Though as with most of my things, once I put it on I thought, why don't I wear this more often?? Lol!)


But since it hasn't gotten much action in my own wardrobe, I've decided to list it for sale in my Etsy shop, and hopefully pass it along to someone who will wear it more than I have!


Draped in Cloudlets said...

So pretty, love this fabric! I'll visit Paris at the beginning of September again and am already planning outfits for my stay as well :-) Such a wonderful city...

Stephanie said...

Oh how fun, hope to see some pics! We're heading to Scotland in a couple weeks, so no Paris this year, but hopefully next. :-)

sophia daniels said...

omg you made that! its so pretty