This is my 3rd version of McCall's 6559 dress. This time, in shorter length.
As always, 2" petite adjustment at the waist, added the 2" I took there to the hem. As with the last maxi version, I cut size 8 but graded it to size 10 from the waist to hip and down. It is just a bit more comfortable from lower ab and hip area. I think this gives cleaner silhouette, too.
I wore it for work, indeed, with this vintage butter cream colored silk jacket.
I took it to Japan this sumner.
And wore it with a short black cotton eyelet jacket. (RTW)
Made with a light weight knit from Marcy Tilton's. I got this fabric at this year's Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup. This fabric is so smooth, soft, and I love the color combination of the chocolate brown and the cream polka dots. Perhaps a little lighter than you'd want the dress to be, but in the middle of unusually hot summer, I actually appreciated the light weight dress.
I think that the 3/8" wider shoulder worked out very well for me.