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McCall's: 6834 (Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses) - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Riversmocker
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Posted on:1/17/14 4:30 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
Project Photo:McCall's: 6834 by Riversmocker

McCall's: 6834 by Riversmocker  McCall's: 6834 by Riversmocker  
Pattern Photo:McCall's 6834
McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Polyester Brocade  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Semi-fitted, flared, pleated dresses have underlays and invisible back zipper. A: Bias neck and armhole binding. B: Self-lined sleeves.
I did B.

Pattern Sizing:
I made the 8 for my daughter who measures, 33.5-27.5-37 (which the pattern envelope says should be a size 12). I used 5/8" seams on the red(muslin) and it fit like a charm, although I must say she wanted it to be very close-fitted.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, even the length, which I did the 1 1/2" the pattern allowed and my daughter is 5'6"

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Lots of pieces, lots of seams, you certainly get your moneys worth of stitching out of this one. The underlay pleats are very forgiving of not perfect seaming, always something I like in a pattern

Fabric Used:
My daughter fell in love with the black/silver brocade jacquard at JoAnn's, so I figured I'd make a practice dress from the poly/Georgette that was on sale, I underlined it with a cotton batiste for body.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Not a thing, it fit right out of the envelope. Although the bust seems to be a little high, maybe I would lower it if I made this again, for now she is just going to have to tighten those bra straps.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe, one for me at some point in time. It's a pretty flattering style.

Lots of pieces, lots of cutting, lots of seaming, pretty cute dress.
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MrsCharisma said...
I love this. LOVE. It is a gorgeous dress!!
1/17/14 4:40 PM
aquamarineerica said...
Very beautiful!
1/17/14 4:49 PM
Sew Good said...
I think this is a beautiful dress! Your daughter has almost the same measurements as I do (except in height) so I know what size to do :) Thank you for the review!
1/17/14 6:58 PM
Adaire said...
So pretty! And a perfect fit! Amazing that the pattern sizing was so far off. Do you suppose they will ever listen to us?
1/17/14 7:04 PM
SewWil said...
Very pretty dress!
1/17/14 8:25 PM
KathB said...
Adorable! I love your daughter's fabric choice.
1/17/14 10:08 PM
cmcarr said...
1/18/14 0:40 AM
tigergirl said...
this looks fantastic ........... on to the wishlist it goes
1/18/14 0:55 AM
Danvillegirl said...
This is a gorgeous dress!
1/18/14 9:41 AM
threaddy said...
1/18/14 11:24 AM
SewLibra said...
Very pretty and great fit on your DD!
1/18/14 4:32 PM
Sandi S said...
Looks great - I just reviewed this one as well, and it does run big.
1/18/14 5:18 PM
sewtime said...
Very pretty!!
1/18/14 8:03 PM
MamaSewing said...
So pretty, I love this pattern and the fabric makes it beautiful!
1/20/14 9:16 AM
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