Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How I wore McCall's 6518

Awwww...thank you for all your kind comments about McCall's 6518. Wow Jenny, is it really my best dress?  I think it might be!  Definitely my most elegant dress.

I have worn it to work on Monday *and* today (I got away with that because today I went to an off-site work event that none of my direct co-workers were at.  And I unexpectedly won an award at this event so I was photographed in my new dress, yay!).

I thought I'd show you how I styled it (though I actually wore it with my hair down).  Gray cardi, gray tights, black Mary Janes.  Kathy suggested black sheer stockings but those are currently out of my stock. of stockings.  So, gray tights it was!

Here I am channeling Marisa from New Dress A Day.  Can't quite get my hair into a top-knot like she does, but I felt the pose was vintage Marisa.
McCall's 6518 worn twice in one week!
Here it is, without the cardi
McCall's 6518 worn twice in one week!
And hee for your comments asking why I was vacuuming in the dress. It was because I had the dress on and then decided to quickly vacuum for the photo shoot.

It's a very comfy dress to wear.  No one said anything to me about the dress today, but on Monday I got a lot of nice comments from my co-workers.

If you missed the post with the detailed pix, it's in this post...

Be well!


  1. Love it with and without the cardigan. You can do so much with that dress!

  2. Serendipity.
    Wearing your 'best' dress AND winning an award.

  3. Congratulations on the award. Yay, Kyle! What exactly do you do as your work? I remember you work at a college but don't know if you've ever said doing what. I know you're smart as a whip, so nothing would surprise me. Beautiful dress.

  4. Love it! So versatile! Congrats on the award!

  5. Sew lovely!!! Isn't it nice to get compliments, and to be able to then say why thankyou, I made it!
    Hey I started 'Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Loving it :o)

  6. Just scrolled back to see the finished dress details. You did a fantastic job on it and you look great wearing it! Congrats on your unexpected award!

  7. Congratulations on the award! Double bonus to be wearing a spiffy new dress *and* get an "official" photograph made in it.


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