Sunday, February 16, 2014

McCall's 6884---TheTeal- Cool-Print Wrap Dress

Happy Sunday! After having tackled my coat project (sneak peek at Fearless February Sew-Along Flickr Group page HERE---feel free to visit and/or post your pics) I thought I'd just whip up a little wrap dress for me to wear to church today. I started on it yesterday and only had to coverstitch the hem before I left for church. It went together fairly quickly and I like the results. When I purchased this unique fabric I thought I'd use it for a wrap dress and glad I did. Here's the review......



(Side View)

Time to Sew:
About 4 hours

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
4, it would've been less but the instructions for dress B were a bit confusing.

Pattern Description:
Mock wrap dress

Pattern Sizing:
10 for the bodice and graded to a 12 for the waist and below.

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?
For view B, not particularly. There were only instructions for view A. Only one side of the overlay would show so it needed to be finished. If you did both like in view A---as I did--- that would be a waste of time. I should've went with my gut and just put it together sans the instructions. But like a moth to a flame I so get suckered into reading them for the easy stuff LOL!!!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a wrap dress. Everyone loves those!

Fabric Used:
A teal matte jersey with neat designs
 


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Added 3" in length
2. Made the sleeves 
3. Stabilized the shoulder seam and neckline with clear elastic (I can't stand a lose neckline on a knit).
4. Used serger and coverstitch machines to construct and finish.
5. I coverstitched the neck edge, side overlay, and skirt hem in black so it would especially be visible.

What would you do differently next time?:
Not follow the directions and sew the panels the way I want, one side unfinished.

 (back view)

(full view)

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Possibly. It's a quick knit dress.

Wardrobe Versatility: 
Can be worn with tights, leggings, a cardigan or cute jacket.

Conclusion:
Cute dress!

12 comments:

  1. What a great little dress. I love the fabric choice!

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  2. That's a really nice dress. I love the fabric, and the teal background looks great on you.

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  3. I have the same fabric. Maybe I'll make the same dress. Just kidding. I love your dress.

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  4. Beautiful dress and fabric! I can't believe this dress took only 2hrs to complete!! Amazing!

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  5. The color/print is very pretty. That dress looks lovely on you!!!

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  6. What gorgeous fabric! The fit is superb on you

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  7. Oh this is really cute! Yes! The fabric is gorgeous! You styled it well letting the dress speak for itself! Nice work!

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  8. I love the fabric. It's like dandelions. :-)

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  9. I love the color and print on this! You really can't go wrong with a wrap dress--timeless and looks great on you.

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  10. Wow, that looks so great as a wrap dress! I have that fabric too; however, I used it to test a new skirt pattern. I so want to post it on my blog but the company has not released the pattern yet. : ( Good to see it here.

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