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Posted on:3/25/14 7:22 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6694 by Danmar

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McCall's Pattern Info
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Fabric:Cotton-Poly Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Pullover dresses have loose-fitting bodice variations, raised (elasticized) waist, and applied, bias ruffles (raw edge finish)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Haha, I wish!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I made view C--made up quickly--no problems with the directions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I made a 10. Usually I make a 12 in MCCall's but based on review advice from mnitts, Click Here
I went down a size. Also did not cut the back bodice on bias following her advice. I love that the ruffle has an unfinished hem. Who wants to hem all that material! I dislike gathering and attaching such a long ruffle! I dislike that the armholes are "open" and you can look through and see bra. I wore a beige cami bra underneath in one photo and a black one in the other. Also pinned the front closed a little.
Fabric Used:
A thin and very stretchy knit. I used purchased bias tape for the neckline and armholes. My fabric was scary thin and stretchy and I did not attempt to make my own binding. The purchased tape worked out well in spite of being heftier than my fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the upper ruffle. Did not cut back bodice on bias. Cut a size smaller than normal.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend it and I would sew it again. I think this pattern is dependent on fabric selection. I can see it turning out frumpy in the wrong fabric.
Conclusion:
I bought this pattern because of the great picture on the front! I made view C with trepidation because I was not sure how it would look on me. She is wearing red heels and is tall and thin and I wear flats and am short. But after all, that's the view I bought the pattern for! Making it a size smaller helped remove that bodice fullness that is showing on the pattern envelope and make it a wearable style (for me). I am pleased with my dress, but I think I could remove some of the fullness from the skirt. Also the ruffle and skirt fullness seemed to drag the bodice downward all day. When I wear a belt that helps.
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Jrhee said...
Very cute dress!
3/25/14 7:27 PM
kajero said...
Great Job, very cute, love it on you!
3/25/14 8:09 PM
Sew Good said...
I like your dress better than the pattern. I prefer the single ruffle.
3/25/14 8:31 PM
sunnysewing said...
I love your dress! It looks great!
3/25/14 10:51 PM
MrsCharisma said...
MUCH better on you! It is really pretty and springy! :)
3/26/14 9:37 AM
supizoo said...
I think your version is far nicer than the one on the pattern cover. Pretty, summery and practical.
3/27/14 5:07 AM
 
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