Did I tell you all that in honor of my birthday this year (it is one of those that ends in a zero) I signed up for a triathlon? Well I did, and it is fast approaching. I am in for the “sprint.” That means for you non-tri readers, swim 500 yds (open water), bike 10 miles, and then a run 5k. I was feeling all good about myself, until a friend of mine, who is in his 70’s, told me he was doing the Olympic distance this year…..okay, way to make me feel like a slacker. I will see how this year goes. Maybe I will do the Olympic next year. Anyway, I have started my swimming training, which is fine. What is not so fine, is putting your clothes back on over your slightly damp body. I hate that feeling. On Tuesday, after my shower, toweling off, and then wiggling into my long pants and top, I thought, I need some easy sundresses to wear home from the pool. Enter McCall’s 6744.
I picked this pattern up for like $1.00 I think, and it is a gem. I made up view A yesterday in less than 3 hours. That is from cutting to hemming. You’ve gotta love 4 pattern pieces!
The fabric is a light knit fabric that I picked up from my local thrift store for pennies (3 yards for $1 total). This my friends, makes my cover-up nearly free.
I made a size medium, straight out of the envelope. I like everything about this, except the bodice is a tad short. Next time I will lengthen it, so that the elastic hits me a little lower. I love the versatility of this pattern. You can mix and match the fronts, backs and skirts to your heart’s content, and a belt would totally take this from a cover-up to a respectable going to town sundress. I see several more of these in my future.
Today is a swim day. Can’t wait to wear it!