Thursday, July 5, 2012

McCall's 6558

Another super easy, made in a day dress...McCall's 6558


This dress was a couple of firsts for me.  First piece of clothing for someone other than myself and my first McCall's pattern.  Does anyone else think McCall's patterns are weird? I dunno maybe it's just because I'm so used to Simplicity.  I made the yellow version in the pic.  Only 3 pattern pieces and elastic for the neckline and waistline.  The pattern instructions were easy enough to follow.  The only thing missing was how to attach the strap on the bodice but I think a monkey could figure out how to do that on their own.  My bestie asked me to make this for a bachelorette party this weekend which I was supposed to go to and we were gonna both be wearing dresses made by yours truly but shit happens and I'm unable to go. :( waahh!!  Funny thing is when we were picking out her fabric for the dress she picked the same exact fabric I had originally bought for my own dress for the party! Hey I guess we both have great taste!  Would of been pretty hilarious to see us both out on the dance floor getting down with our bad selves in almost identical dresses. 
Who's those little feet belong too?
The material is a stretch jersey knit.  Another first for me.  This fabric was a little tricky to work with.  The only alterations made to the pattern was to the length.  It originally went all the way to the floor but we shortened it and with this particular fabric pattern it looks better shorter.  What do you think about the sleeve?  I love it! 
 
I see another little body back there!
 You could definitely wear this without the shoulder strap.  Just tuck it inside the dress.  I kinda stressed myself out a little making this. ( I know, no surprise huh?)  I just wanted it to be perfect!  If I was making it for myself all the imperfections would of been no big deal.  But they were no big deal to her either. She loved it! Yay!!
 
There's that little cutie hiding behind her momma!



A Hello Kitty dress is in the works for the little cutie.

13 comments:

  1. Great dress, I've been thinking about making this one for myself.

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    1. I've been thinking about making the strapless version for myself. :)

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  2. Really cute! I love the one drapey sleeve!

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    1. Thanks!! You could get lost in that sleeve! lol

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  3. Very nice. It looks like it really suits her. The change in length was a good move.

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    1. Thanks! Yes it definitely fits her fun personality!

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  4. That's so funny you both picked the same fabric! How nice of you to make something for your friend :) It looks great!

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  5. You look absolutely gorgeous, all dreamy and summery. The print is killer!! Have fun with Hello Kitty.

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm sure Hello Kitty will be lots of fun to make!

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  6. I used this same fabric to make a knit top!
    http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/twisted-strap-knit-top/

    I'm working a version of New Look 6110 right now and saw yours on pattern review. I like the fabric you used for yours. Hopefully mine looks as good!

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  7. Ha. Just found your blog and have been stalking it on and off all day. My mom has always said that McCall's patterns are a little weird and Simplicity are the best. After years of sewing myself, I totally agree with her.

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  8. My friend's mom (who I made this dress for) also said the same thing about McCall's. She actually scolded her for picking out a McCall's pattern for me to work with. Ha!!

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