In case you missed it, Cortney is an oversized top and dress drafted for woven fabrics. The pattern features a slightly dropped shoulder and comes with 2 sleeve options: a pleated sleeve and a set in sleeve with no gathers/pleating. Both the top and dress have a front placket closure and mandarin collar with 3 buttons, so go on and whip out that buttonhole foot again. The best part about this pattern, (other than the sleeves) is its size inclusivity. Cortney starts at a size 2 (bust of 31”) and goes up to size 30 (bust of 59”).
Anyways, about the pattern. McCalls 8030 is a shirt dress pattern released back in 2020. It is designed for woven fabrics and has 3 views. For my make, I nicked the collar and sleeve cuffs from view A, and added them to View B.
Though I needed no excuse, I made a ‘summer-time’ set that I’m spilling the tea about today. It features the newest release from Sew Over It… the Niamh Skirt [5 points if you can pronounce it correctly]; a very hacked Tempo Sundress courtesy Love Notions anddddd the icing on the cake?… this gorgeous Ankara fabric from Afrique Clothing Store.
So, guys, there is a new-ish fabric company in town and they are serving up gold! Listen, Zelouf International has been in the fabric game for over 35 years but, they have recently expanded to give home sewists, like myself, access to their fabric, R.E.T.A.I.L! As part of their expansion, I received a gift card, and access to their entire stock of fabrics! I was like a kid in a candy shop, I swear. Guys, I was scrolling for’eva because there are just soooo many gorgeous fabrics on their website. Be sure to head on over, and see for yourself. If you see anything you like (and you will), use my code ‘unsewcialzlf’ to get 10% off your order!