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Posted on:8/7/11 8:35 PM
Last Updated:1/26/16 4:37 PM
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Pattern Photo:McCall's 6264
McCall's Pattern Info
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Type:Dresses
Fabric:Polyester Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Misses' Dresses in Three Lenghts: Pullover dresses have front elastic casing detail, deep V-neck, flare skirt and stitch hems. In three lengths.
Pattern Sizing:
This pattern has size 6-22 on one tissue. I made size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes (except for my changes)
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a simple and feminine dress, I like the elastic detail in the bust.
Fabric Used:
A poly knit - with more horizontal stretch than vertical. You can't really tell from the picture, but the colours are lovely. I've had this fabric in my stash for ages, and had imagined making a 1970's Charlie's Angels style one piece jump suit with it, but decided that was a bit too crazy and might end up looking like PJs!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I discovered that the arm holes were quite tight and so had to cut them a bit deeper for comfort. A previous reviewer said the sleeves were very small, and so I took a flounce sleeve from Butterick 4132 and used it instead. In hindsight, I wish I had cut 4 and sewed the sleeve pieces right sides together and turned them so that the fabric looked nice from both sides, oh well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would sew it again, and I would definitely recommend it to others. It could actually be a nice dress for someone who is "just a little-bit pregnant" as it has a nice fall from the bust.
Conclusion:
Good summer casual dress. And only took one day to make.

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pamyjo2001 said... (1/26/16 11:09 PM) Reply
love your fabric - very cute dress
Hilary said... (7/24/13 9:34 AM) Reply
This is just beautiful on you!! I love the fabric and I like the new sleeves. Great dress!
sophiepontouf said... (5/20/13 8:23 AM) Reply
This is amazing! Great job!
magpie57 said... (2/4/13 6:34 AM) Reply
I just purchased this pattern and am pleased at how well it sewed up. I'm not going to look quite so cute in it! Love your fabric choice!
bexn said... (3/8/12 2:17 AM) Reply
Great choice of fabric! It's simply a beautiful summer dress.
Erin D said... (8/8/11 6:24 PM) Reply
Really lovely-your fit is perfect.
SewWil said... (8/7/11 11:42 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress. I love the fabric you chose.
Christas said... (8/7/11 10:32 PM) Reply
Your dress is so pretty!
Aroura said... (8/7/11 10:15 PM) Reply
Oh my gosh, I love the colors of this dress, and the sleeves you chose, and everything!! Can you send it to me? haha. Seriously though, it is absolutely lovely, I've never looked twice at this pattern until now. Great review!
 
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