|Pattern Description: A simple V-neck dress in two lengths, knee and maxi. I made the maxi length. |
Pattern Sizing: XXS-XXL. I made XL and it's close fitting.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although mine is more drapey and sleek (not in a good way with my figure), perhaps because of the fabric. My V-neck was a bit deeper and I raised it for modesty.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. The self facing seems complicated but really isn't.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have enjoyed my McCall 6559 maxi so much, I thought I would make another from a different pattern. I was deciding between this one (in my stash forever), and the Jamie Christina Mission maxi. The mission maxi is more similar to the McCalls, so I chose this one. It has more coverage at shoulders, better for bra-wearing. The center front seam allows it to use less fabric than your usual maxi. This also allows for an interesting element with intersecting stripes or other patterns. Back is one piece.
This is very form fitting especially in the waist/hip area, more so than the McCalls, and, I'm afraid, not for suitable for public consumption. I wear it around the house, though, and hubby likes it in a va-va-voom sort of way.
Fabric Used: A rayon jersey on sale at Sawyer Brook, Andalucia. I wish I had used a fabric with more heft. This drapey rayon fabric doesn't leave much to the imagination. (Sorry, pic on hanger only, not shown on human body). I think the dress would be OK with a better fabric for me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I raised the armhole and V-neck a bit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Maybe in a heftier fabric.
Conclusion: This is an older and easy pattern for dresses, including currently trending maxis. Very form fitting.