Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Quickie Dress---McCall's 6074

I needed......well let me rephrase that....I WANTED a new dress to wear to church on Sunday so on late evening yesterday I decided to make one. While perusing my patterns I ran across McCall's 6074. I'd meant to sew it ages ago but could never find the right fabric in my stash. Well I dug through my fabric and found the perfect print for it. I'm all too thrilled when that happens. The marriage of a good pattern and fabric is truly a good thing. Well I got to work and Voila....I had my dress in about 3 hours.

McCall's 6074

Pattern Description:
Dress with gathered elastic under bust.
(Elastic gathers up close)

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
(Back shot)

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved the simple styling. Wanted to use it to showcase my fabric. Plus it's a really quick pattern. I made view A and it was only 3 pieces. It's said to be an 1 hour pattern but I'm a slow poke so between coverstitching the neckline & hems it took me more like 3.

Fabric Used:
A Poly/Rayon blend that I won from the lovely Sheila:)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
(Side shot)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably--it's a great simple TNT dress to keep on hand. I highly recommend it!!!

Great quickie dress pattern! I wanted a new dress to wear to church the next day so this fit the bill & turned out rather cute. No complaints at all:)

BTW, while I was at the park today you wouldn't believe who I bumped into today.....
try again.....
go ahead and take another one.....
give up? LOL!

I ran into Angela Keslar from Project Runway Season 3. She was jogging at Forsythe park. I saw her from a distance jogging and kept staring. Thankfully she didn't notice. But as soon as she approached I asked if she was on PR to be sure. When she said yes, I gushed a bit. I think I made her smile when I told her I was a bit star struck and I remembered her for her rosettes. I wanted a pic, but with no makeup and jogging I thought not to ask. As a Woman I wouldn't want to asked. But she was lovely just the same. That's like the 4th contestant I've run into. Pretty cool.

Anyhow, I just cut out my Easter dress and got to get back to work. Happy sewing to you.........


  1. Your dress is beautiful and the fabric was a erfect choice.

  2. Victoria - that dress is a great marriage of pattern and fabric. You look fantastic in it!

  3. Nice dress! It's amazing that you've met so many PR contestants. I remember when you posted about meeting April (I think). Anyhow, it's pretty neat.

  4. The simple lines of the dress really suit the graphic print of the fabric. Nice!

  5. Your dress looks great, I made that pattern for a swimsuit coverup, works for that too. I can't believe you keep running into these PR contestants, fun.

  6. What a great Spring dress! The fabric was an excellent choice!

    By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Participation is optional. Details on my blog :-) The Musings of a Dedicated Housefiancee

  7. That's a cute, summery dress that is sure to give you a lot of mileage in the hot months ahead. Nice sewing, as always!

  8. Love your dress! I made Vogue 1179 using the same fabric, mine was a gift from Andrea, sewing bloggers are the most generous!

  9. Your dress looks great. I just bought this pattern last week thinking it'd be a good, quick project. Thanks!

  10. Great looking dress, and it is super flattering. It is so cool that you have run into so many PR contestants. No chance of that happening for me unless they were doing ranch wear.

  11. Cute dress and perfect pattern for that fabric. Looking at that fabric reminds me I need to make a trip to Spandex House again.

  12. It's so simple and perfect! Love it!

  13. I read that you cut a size 12. What size do you buy off the rack? I have made a skirt and dress so far, but both have been too big. I went by the measurements on the envelope.

  14. Very cute dress! I like the lines of it a lot. Your fabric choice I think was perfect!

  15. How did I miss this great dress you made??? I am really behind in my blog reading! I really like this Victoria! Your version has made me want this pattern!


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