Sunday, June 16, 2013

McCall's 6280

Thank You so much to those of you who were so kind as to leave a comment on my last post.

For the past few months, I've been carefully trying to not sew anything too faddish (is that a word,I wonder?) or too outlandish, This week, I decided to make an exception because sometimes ,you just have to go for a little fun.

I 've been wanting to try McCall's 6280 for a couple of years and this fabric has been wanting to become something for just as long.


 It's a cotton knit (no lycra) that looks like a batik print. I decided to try colour blocking. I had a bit of leftover matching stripes from the same fabric collection.. I also found a piece of very stretchy cotton denim that matched quite well.

This is what I came up with. Cute, I think

I did have to make some changes to this pattern.

I looked on Pattern Review and found one review which suggested that this was a loose dress, very roomy so I new I'd want to shape it to my body.

I made View C and ended up cutting size 10 above the chest and 12 below. I made a smaller than usual FBA.

 I didn't need any extra at the side seams . I sewed the back darts deeper and shaped the center back seam as well as the .side seams at the waist.

I raised the armholes about 3/4" and the neckline  1/2" and added and changed the facings to bands.

The length was perfect for my 5'4" height.

I do like this dress but am not in love with the odd pocket. Another time, I'd replace it with some other style of pocket and put one on each side.

I would like to try View A without the one sided shawl collar ,this one in colour blocked solid colours so I could take advantage of the opportunity to do lots of top stitching.

I hope you'll let me know what you think and that you've found time to sew this weekend!

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pegsewer said...

I love anything asymmetrical and think you look great in this dress. I think the collar version would be fun too and may give it a try.

marysews said...

I didn't think I liked this pattern, but I do like your version of it. Thanks for reviewing it!

Vicki said...

Quite cute. Good combination of fabric.s

Debs - said...

This is really cute! I love the contrasting fabric patterns and the asymmetry.

Sadly no sewing for me this weekend- been busy with friends and family.

Faye Lewis said...

Love it. The contrast looks amazing!

KID, MD said...

I love this! The contrast pieces are so fun; whimsical without being twee. Perfect!

Diana said...

Thank you ladies. As usual I appreciate the comments.

Debra Martin said...

I like it as well. It has interest, but doesn't look too overdone. I like it collarless. You always seem to know what will look good on you. Either that or EVERYTHING just looks good on you!

Jean said...

Very cute dress -- I love the combination of fabrics you chose and the swoopy pocket is a cool design element. Looks like a good pattern -- thank you for taking the time to write about it!

Linda T said...

I have no memory of every seeing/noticing this pattern. It's great; like it very much. Fabric is perfect for it.

Sharon said...

Love the details on this dress, it looks amazing on you!