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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 6553 (Misses' Dress and Belt)

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Reviewed by:mitaliK

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Posted on:3/25/13 0:09 AM
Last Updated:3/27/16 0:23 AM
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Pattern Photo:McCall's 6553
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating:
Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Accessories    
Fabric:Gabardine  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Very loose-fitting, pullover dress has princess seams, self-lined yoke back, side openings for self belt, back pleats/ neck slit with button/thread loop closing, and shaped hemline.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow. I would highly recommend this pattern to beginners. The instructions are clear and precise.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style and design of the pattern. However, it is too lose in the back. I would also increase the length in the front a little.
Fabric Used:
Hunter green gabardine fabric from Hancock fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe, with a panel or will try color blocking. Absolute recommend
Great for beginners. You can see more pictures on my blog - PrettyPurplePins

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sew fresh said... (3/27/16 11:25 PM) Reply
Anniinbc said... (3/27/16 4:03 PM) Reply
Lovely looking dress. Great job!
leslan said... (3/27/16 3:29 PM) Reply
You look so beautiful in this dress. Perfect
PattyE said... (3/27/16 2:29 PM) Reply
Very chic...gorgeous dress and you look great.
renata vegan said... (3/27/16 8:51 AM) Reply
Your dresses and photos are really nice
ceedee said... (3/27/16 8:34 AM) Reply
Very nice! I prefer your version with the belt; your fabric choice and color makes the dress much nicer looking than the pattern envelope pic.
brissmith said... (3/27/16 2:00 AM) Reply
Nice dress . Looks so much nicer than on the pattern photo. Perhaps the colour and styling?
raesmom said... (7/11/13 8:54 AM) Reply
I absolutely love your version of this dress. The color of the fabric is fabulous. I am in the process of making mine. I hope it turns out as well as yours.
Sew Confused said... (5/29/13 12:33 PM) Reply
I think the front length looks fab on have the legs for it.
KensingtonCrab said... (5/29/13 12:29 PM) Reply
Your work is lovely!
sewmytime said... (5/29/13 9:33 AM) Reply
This dress is gorgeous!
Re Becca said... (5/29/13 7:21 AM) Reply
So pretty!
sewsue1 said... (5/8/13 9:17 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and the pictures are stunning!
mitaliK said... (3/26/13 1:49 PM) Reply
Thank you @ChristmadHills.
ChristmasHills said... (3/26/13 4:05 AM) Reply
A lovely dramatic dress which suits you perfectly - love your photoshoot location.
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