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McCall's: 6834 (Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses) - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Sandi S
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Posted on:1/18/14 5:02 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6834 by Sandi S

McCall's: 6834 by Sandi S  McCall's: 6834 by Sandi S  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description: fit and flare dress with pleats

Pattern Sizing: 6-24

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? yes - This is a Palmer and Pletch pattern and I followed instructions to alter for a fuller bust. I ended up overcompensating, but I was able to easily remove the extra width from the bodice and get a perfect fit.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the cut - flattering fit

Fabric Used: stretch cotton polka dot Jones New York fabric

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: FBA - and then a second alteration for extra width. Turns out I only needed to lengthen the bust slightly, not add width...

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes & yes

Conclusion: I love how this came out - I need the weather to get warmer so I can wear it. (It was almost freezing when I took these pics!)

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MrsCharisma said...
Love! The fit, the's gorgeous. And looks fun to wear!!
1/18/14 6:33 PM
Riversmocker said...
Ooh, I love yours! Love the polka dots, and way to go braving the outdoors, daughter looked at me like I was nuts for asking her to get it in sunlight.
1/18/14 7:35 PM
sewtime said...
So cute! Always love to see your creations!
1/18/14 7:48 PM
ButtonFaith said...
This is so adorable, I love it! I'm wondering if your daughter put you up to twirling?
1/18/14 7:51 PM
Sew Good said...
REALLY, REALLY NICE!! Can't wait to see your next one!
1/18/14 8:14 PM
babbling brook said...
This is just PERFECT in every way for you. You've never looked better! I'd keep making more if I were you!!! :)
1/18/14 8:16 PM
sew2little said...
You look FABULOUS in this dress!
1/18/14 8:24 PM
nothy lane said...
Beautiful. To tell you the truth, I didn't like the pattern when I saw the McCalls model but you've sold me on it. I love the fabric you've used too.
1/18/14 8:52 PM
DD1104 said...
This looks fantastic, great fit too. I like your version better than the envelope!
1/18/14 9:37 PM
cmcarr said...
This is a very flattering fit. I like the pleats and the fabric. I would love to see the back. I'll buy this pattern now that I have seen it on you.
1/18/14 11:32 PM
SewLibra said...
So fun and twirly! Love the polka dot colors.
1/19/14 0:14 AM
msschiel said...
Very nice! I wouldn't have picked out this pattern for myself either, but I may have to put it on my wish list!
1/19/14 12:09 PM
Flying Seamstress said...
As babbling brook commented...this dress is so YOU! Fabric, style, fit - Perfect!
1/19/14 6:39 PM
Judy Kski said...
Your fit is spot on and that style really looks great on you.
1/19/14 10:13 PM
MamaSewing said...
Love, love, love your dress. The fabric, fit and the sweep of it make it perfect!
1/20/14 9:15 AM
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