Sunday, August 25, 2013

McCall's 6752--- The Watercolor Painting Dress

I've been having a blast sewing for my clients & doing my tailoring class homework as of late but I just had to squeeze in a small project for myself. I got the unction to make this dress on last weekend but just didn't get around to it. I couldn't let that happen 2 weekends in a row. The pattern itself is fairly simple and I love the grecian style draped bodice and shoulders. There aren't too many dress patterns I would wear with so much ease in the bodice but this was done perfectly. I paired this pattern with a wonderful drapey knit fabric brought to me by a friend who lives in Portugal. I've had it in my stash for good little while. It's absolutely beautiful and I'm happy I held off on using it until now. I love the shades of blue, black, gray---all on a white background. It's remniscent of a lovely water color painting. Thanks M.L. for the fabric!!! Be sure to bring me back some more (wink). Anywho, this dress was an easy one to get through. I cut it out Saturday night sewed for a bit and finished it off on Sunday morning. Here's the review.....

McCall's 6752

Time to Sew:
About 2.5 hours

Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 3, very easy.

Pattern Description:
Loose fitting overlapped bodice with elasticized waist and semi fitted skirt.

(draped bodice up close)

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 8 for the bodice and graded to a size 12 for the hips.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the drapey bodice. It looks really grecian.

Fabric Used:
It's a poly knit blend given to me from a friend who lives in Portugal.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Nothing serious---just made my usual changes. I stabilized the shoulders with clear elastic and used my coverstitch machine to finish the neckline and armholes. I did add 3" length to this pattern and it still was a bit short on me so I didn't hem it. I think I will go back and do so but very narrowly.

What would you do differently next time?:
Nothing really.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably will! I loved the style and wholeheartedly recommend it to others!

Wardrobe Versatility:
I think this would be cute to wear with a tailored white jacket---or even a black or blue one! It would also look great with a cardigan for the Fall.

Lovely dress!!!


  1. Love that dress on you, Victoria! Great combination of fabric and pattern.

  2. I agree Victoria, this is a beautiful dress! I have this pattern and only made a top. I've been contemplating whether to make the've convinced me!

  3. Great mix of fabric and pattern!

  4. Really cute! I love that fabric too.

  5. This dress looks great, Victoria! It is the perfect pattern/fabric combo and you look beautiful in these colors :)

  6. Beautiful dress, I love the fabric

  7. Pretty dress and love the watercolor print.

  8. The fabric is gorgeous and I think the dress style really shows it off well.

  9. Beautiful fabric! It suits you as well as the pattern!

  10. I love the dress too. The fabric and the fit are fantastic.

  11. What is it Michael Kors says on Project Runway? The right fabric on the right person? Absolutely wonderful. It's as if this pattern was made for you and this fabric. It looks so pretty on you! Maybe you could face the hem if needed?

  12. Love it Victoria! I think you did a wonderful! I attempted to make this dress, but I think in the rush, I should have made some adjustments to suit me. I was able to save the dress by modifying it...I think I will try it again. Ans, I agree with everyone, that fabric is fabulous and looks great on you!

  13. What a cute dress and the perfect fabric! You've added a little sexy to this Grecian style :-)! Nice work!

  14. A really fresh looking dress - love the colours - it will look lovely with a jacket, as you say.

  15. I am loving the dress and the fabric. It looks just wonderful on you!

  16. Really pretty dress and fabric, did you need to stitch down the crossover neckline at all or does it behave itself?!

  17. Really pretty, love it! I usually buy organic for dresses at, but it would be great to share your Portugese connection!

  18. That looks great on you. I really like it. I made dinner mats today, a little less inspirational!

  19. What a beautiful dress! Glad you took a little time to sew for yourself!


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