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Posted on:2/22/14 12:09 PM
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 6 people   
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Knit pullover dress. Choice of necklines and sleeve lengths

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Looks exactly like the picture

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I sewed everything on my serger.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made a wearable muslin with my "leftovers" (also reviewed) before I attempted to make this dress. The wearable muslin (shirt length) came out perfectly. No alterations needed (except sleeve length). I loved the neckline choice with the first garment so I did the same with this one. I also love the other options the pattern offers. I could have adjusted the pattern to make the same options, but it's nice not to have to

Fabric Used: A medium weight knit cotton with Lycra. This is a perfect weight fabric for a dress. If I were to make a shirt as I did prior, a thinner knit would work just fine.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Instead of my normal neckline treatment, I used a stretch bias "tape" around the neck. I like the look but I don't like my sewing Not a perfect top-stitching job. I also did something different than usual with the sleeves. I usually only use clear elastic in the shoulder seams and neckline but this time I used the clear elastic in the hem of the sleeve and I am very pleased with the result. Why didn't I do this in any of my previous garments? I had better run back to JoAnne's Fabric and pick up some more clear elastic! I use it for everything now

I would like to note that I could have placed some darts in the back to make it more fitted with my waist and protruding derriere, but I did not as I wanted this to be "tee-shirt" like. If you have a flatter backside you won't have the extra space on your lower back area.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Sure will! I plan on using this pattern to make a few short sleeved shirts and another knee length dress this year. I suspect my daughter may want to me to make a shirt for her also.

Conclusion: If you don't already have a basic knit dress pattern, get this one and use it to make a shirt too!

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KathB said...
Lovely fit and fabric for your custom T
2/22/14 12:22 PM
Loualibar said...
Looks is your friend there?
2/22/14 4:06 PM
Lace threads said...
What a fab fit.
2/22/14 5:01 PM
SewWil said...
Great looking dress!!!
2/22/14 10:23 PM
SewLibra said...
Lovely dress and fabric! The fit is great. To Loualibar doggie - down boy, down! LOL.
2/23/14 0:49 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Very pretty. I just got this pattern and I really appreciate helpful reviews like yours.
2/23/14 8:55 AM
Sew Good said...
A Danvillegirl, I'm glad this was helpful. My review of this pattern as a shirt has close up pictures of how I placed the clear elastic. I use this method on all of my knits.
2/23/14 12:28 PM
caper81 said...
Looks great! I must get this pattern;)
2/25/14 8:44 AM
Connie Turner said...
Thanks for the review and for the cute dog pic too. I have a chihuahua also named Buster.
3/7/14 2:36 PM
Levone said...
Nice dress!
3/12/14 10:22 PM
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