Sunday, September 18, 2011

McCall's 6112--- The Geometric print dress

 This is a quick little dress I whipped up on last week. I had off on wearing it since I didn't have a belt for it and in my opinion it really needed one. It's a fun little dress and I'm happy with the results. Love the fabric and am happy I could showcase it in this way. Here's the review.
 
McCall's 6112
 
Pattern Description:
Dress has short kimono sleeves with slit and straight skirt.



Pattern Sizing:
I bought the group sizes of 14 and up so I had to scale it down to a 12 at the bodice and kept it a 14 at the hips and below.
(Back view)

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?
Very much so!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It was an easy pattern I could use to show off a great knit print. I loved the sleeves too!
(love those sleeves)

(Belt close up---couldn't find the one I wanted in time so made due with this one. In the end it worked well)



Fabric Used:
A rayon poly knit in a cool geometric print.
(fabric up close)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. I nixed the pockets so I made view C for the bodice and used view B for the skirt.
2. I coverstitched the hem, lower edge of sleeves, & the neck edge.
3. I made the waist casing as I always do. I sewed the 1 1/4 seam allowance and serged the edge leaving an opening to insert the elastic.  My casing was kept free from the dress and wasn't sewn down.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think so! It's a great, trendy dress!

Conclusion:
Cute little dress! Great if you need a quickie project!

24 comments:

  1. Very nice dress. I love the belt with it.

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  2. Great dress, it took me a while but now I love these unstructured dresses, so easy to make and wear. Like you I do need a belt though and I think you one you picked looks great with your lovely fabric.

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  3. Such a cute dress, and the belt is a perfect match!

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  4. Cute dress :O). The belt looks very good with it!

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  5. That's cute - just the right belt.

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  6. I agree the belt makes all the difference! I hadn't noticed this little dress before, now I want the patter, lol!

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  7. I am Sew glad I don't work with you or go to church with you (not that I go to church). I would be sew jealous that you wear something new and fabulous every day!!!!

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  8. Love the vogue pose! The belt works well. Blends with the "mod" feel of the dress.

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  9. Super-cute dress! I think you have got the fit just right and that fabric is gorgeous, I really love it!

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  10. Great looking dress. I love this sleeves too.

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  11. Don't you just love those geometric prints?! This is really cute! Love the close up of the fabric too - it makes me appreciate that lovely fabric all the more! Nice work!

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  12. OOOOOH I like! I have this pattern too! Love your fabric choice...looks really comfortable too!

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  13. Thanks Ladies for your compliments:)

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  14. Very cute! I like the plaid, it melds well with the simple geometric lines of the dress.

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  15. Victoria:

    We love the fabric and your finished M6112 dress. You look lovely in it. May we use it on our Facebook page: Fb.mccallpattern.com with a link to your blog. Please email me your response at valeryp@mccallpattern.com. Thanks.

    Valery

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  16. I love this dress and the fabric is gorgeous too! ~ Peggy http://peggyscloset.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I just saw the comment above from McCall's. How cool!!

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  17. Very nice, good job, and I love the fabric, it looks good on you.

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  18. They should seriously use you for the cover of this pattern. You're making this dress look so great!

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  19. VICTORIA:

    YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON OUR PATTERN, M6112, AND YOU LOOK JUST PERFECT IN IT! MAY WE USE YOUR PHOTO AND A LINK TO YOUR BLOG ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, FB.MCALLPATTERN.COM. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT VALERYP@MCCALLPATTERN.COM

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  20. The fit is perfect! Im getting ready to cut mine out!

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