I do more reading about sewing than I do actual sewing lately, so I thought I'd post a previous project that I made a few years ago. It's a wrap dress by Mccall's M5314, which I can't seem to find on their website and leads me to believe that it is now out of print.
I chose View C, the long-sleeved version of the dress. I chose a vintage print that my mom had sent me in a box of yard sale fabric. For the longest time I could not think of what to do with the fabric -- it was so bold and orange and red and FLORAL. At first it seemed that the fabric was reminiscent of some hideous vintage curtains, but when I settled on this wrap dress, I knew that I had chosen wisely. I'm very pleased with the look of the dress.
I realize that there are still some threads hanging from the bottom of the dress. I made sure to cut them off before wearing this dress at a wedding in Texas in 2008. I also wore a camisole under it, because as you can see, it is a bit, well, um, revealing!
It was a pretty good pattern. I think it may have been my first attempt at longer sleeves, so I gave them a better seam allowance to accommodate my sausage arms. You may also recognize this fabric in its green cousin.