McCall's 6559, described as a very close fitting, pullover dress. I made view C because the fabric I had was a remnant from Charlie Brown's 2011 summer collection.
6 - 14 and I made the 12 so that I could wear this while we're enduring hot sticky weather. We're only halfway through summer.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Here's a link to my blog review for the whole story. Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use the instructions. I did use seams great on the shoulder seams and cover locked the hems.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made two alterations.
The first alteration was to straighten the front neckline so that it isn't as wide on my shoulders. I don't have wide shoulders but for some reason I continually experience neckline gaposis.
The second was shorten the shoulder straps by 1". The neckline and armhole sit flat.
I didn't do my usual sway back adjustment because of the fabric print.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's quick to cut and sew. The lack of seaming worked for the animal print I used. Would you want to ruin a lion and his mane with more seams and darts?
A polyester/lycra knit from Pitt Trading. The designer 'Charlie Brown' used this print last summer. I'm using it now forJungle January. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I will sew this style for a large print. As a short person I stay clear of large prints but this works because the print is large but works in with the full colours of this fabric.
I'd also like to try the pieced version of this dress when I get fabric remnants that work for this style.
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