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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> M6690 (Chirldren's Top and Dresses)

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Posted on:4/3/13 5:04 PM
Last Updated:2/20/14 9:41 AM
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Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Polyester Chiffon  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Pullover, partially lined tops and dresses have side panels, no side seams, front and back openings for side seams.

Pattern Sizing: 7-8

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? No. I found a video on line, maybe on McCall's website, that saved my sanity.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern is rated "easy". I am an advanced seamstress and I equate "easy" with fast and simple. This pattern is neither. It was very confusing to me to follow the instructions. It recommends using sheer fabric, with adds another layer of complexity to the seams.

Fabric Used: Sheer polyester from G-Street in Virginia

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the dress View D. The lining stops at the top of the wide ruffle. That is too short for a sheer fabric. It is not long enough to cover the underwear. It was difficult to extend the lining because of how the lining is sewn to the top. I ended up just sewing a wide strip of lining to the top lining and not securing it to the top as the pattern instructed.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would not sew it again. My granddaughter loves it, but it is so unusual that she would not like another one. I would only recommend it to someone that is advanced and has a lot of patience.


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grays08 said...
I get an error when clicking on the picture, but it looks cute in the thumbnail. I have this one and was wondering how it sewed up. Thanks for your review and info on this.
4/5/13 9:08 AM
reannah said...
Ummmm, i was going to make this for a school project...should i?
2/18/14 11:53 PM
dsharp said...
reannah, my granddaughter loves the dress and it is really cute. I recommend it, but look at the video and read over the instructions before you start sewing.
2/20/14 9:36 AM
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