Bib dresses

Lace Bib Dress
Coco Jazz Bib Dress
Frill Bib Dress
Rhinestone Bib Neck Skater Dress
Black burnout frill bib long sleeve dress
Mini Bib Dress
McCalls 7597 V-Neck complete!

Wow – you’d think I’d hem those jeans! But I have an excuse (of course). I’m not wearing shoes! Best news – my laptop power cord arrived, and it works! Ahhh. While waiting, I spent hours and hours working on my v-neck version of the M7597 caftan. The pattern has a high neckline, something I seldom wear. But I love everything else about it – the bib, gathers, back, silhouette, sleeves… My first v-neck muslin was OK, but the I was not happy with the fit of the neckline. It was a little low (an easy fix), and it wanted to gap on the sides (not so easy). I’m really careful with bias-cut edges – staystitching, direction of stitching, and so on. So I knew I needed to do a little work and research. I remembered that Jen/Grainline Studio had shared a v-neck variation for her Alder shirtdress, so I took a look. Bingo! I needed to add a bit of concave curve to the v-neck. From her tutorial (here): Such a difference: Fabric: white-on-white cotton print, JoAnns   This tunic style is one of my favorites for jeans, especially in a crisp white fabric. So ’70s! but feels like home to me…   Now that I’ve conquered the neckline, redrafted the facings, and updated my pattern tissue, I’m looking forward to a maxi dress. I purchased this gorgeous challis from Cali Fabrics several weeks ago – the colors are so rich and exuberant. And it’s definitely destined to be a caftan, it’s just a matter of deciding which pattern to use, this one or the Closet Case Charlie. Parting shot: this little Southern Chorus frog (Pseudacris nigrita) has been keeping me company on the porch for weeks. He has a sweet little trilling call and spends his time in my plants. For perspective, he is sitting in a 4″ pot and is less than 1″ long. Cute thing… Ciao! Coco Filed under: McCalls, Tops

Bib Front Dress
Scalloped Bib Neck Skater Dress
Floral Ruffle Bib Neck Bodycon Dress
Floral Ruffle Bib Neck Bodycon Dress
Floral Ruffle Bib Neck Bodycon Dress
Scalloped Bib Neck Skater Dress
frill bib mini dress
Lace Bib Bodycon Pephem Midi Dress
COCO JAZZ BIB DRESS Knee-length dress
Pleated Bib Dress
Schiffli Bib Dress
Crochet Bib Lace Dress (Plus Size)
Tippie Skater Dress With Frill Bib
Tippie Skater Dress With Frill Bib
Crochet Bib Fluted Sleeve Skater Dress
Embroidered Bib Casual Dress - Apricot One Size
Sleeveless Ruffle Bib Mini Dress - White S
frill bib dress
Embroidered Bib Casual Dress - Rose Red One Size
Bib Overall Dress
Denim Bib Overall Dress
Square Bib Dress
Plus Size Bib Neck Tie Waist Maxi Dress
Bib Detail Dress
Bib Round Neck Dress
Contrast Sailor Bib Dress
Lace Bib Dress
Embroidered Bib Ivory Dress
Lace Bib Dress
Gold bib Maxi Dress
Plaid Bib Dress
Floral Bib Dress
Tribal Bib Dress
Lace Bib Swing Dress
Frill Bib Dress