Here is my latest creation.
Here is a close up of the front. Notice the red rick-rack around the neckline and sleeves.
Here is a view of the back:
This dress was no picnic to make. I was going to post a link to McCall's website and this pattern, but it has been discontinued! It seems like I just purchased it a few months ago. Honestly, it was poorly designed so I'm not surprised. Here is a scan of the line drawing:
Look closely at the straps in the back. Notice how thin they are. Yea, those do not stay on the shoulder! This is how I first made it, then I had to redesign the straps 2 more times before they would finally stay on my shoulders. Not fun! In the final design I had them meet at the back in a V. Normally I might have been tempted to give up after the first two tries. This is why I didn't:
Right after I bought the fabric for this pattern, I found these shoes and had to have them. They match the red in the dress perfectly! I really love this outfit now, and am happy I persevered. What do you think?