Monday, May 30, 2011

Sewing Pattern Review - McCalls 6243

Fabric: A cotton lycra blend. I bought this in Toronto - about $6 a yard?

Pattern: McCalls 6243, view C.

Construction: So easy! I left out all the zippers, mostly to speed it up. Since it is a knit, it didn't need a back zipper. Start to finish, this was 2 hours, tops. A really great dress for a beginner.

I finished the neck, arm edges and hem with a simple fold back and stitch down with a stretch stitch on my machine. First time I'm trying this, and it worked great! I will definitely try this again.

Likes/Dislikes: Like, with qualifiers. It's a tight dress, I need to lose weight. I wore this with Spanx, and I still kept checking the mirror. It isn't that bad, clearly, but I think that I'm supposed to be at ease in what I wear, so in that sense, this is a bit of a fail. I'll get over myself eventually...

Oh - this was dress 4.


Uma Preve said...

I have been following your 7 day dresses... Cool idea! Nice dress btw!

It's Craftini Time! said...

I am about to cut the fabric and try to sew View C tonight. I didn't think about trying without a zipper. I am going to try it and see how it goes. The dress looks great on you! :)

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