Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two More Dresses for DD McCall's 6460 and Vogue 1283

These are the last two dresses made for my daughter. The first is McCall's 6460. This was an easy dress to make that included separate patterns for bra cups sizes. This is my second favorite of the four dresses that I made for her (Christmas gift).

It is described as: MISSES'/MISS PETITE DRESSES: Fitted dress has neck binding and back zipper. A: baby narrow hem on armholes. B: long sleeves. C:front and back applied to yokes, attached hem band and bias armhole binding. D: three-quarter sleeves. B and D: narrow hem on sleeves. A/B, C, D cup sizes.  

Pattern Sizing:
The pattern comes in sizes 6 to 22. I used size 10 with a few modifications.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
There was nothing confusing about the instructions. Easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a current style and DD liked the design. I like the bodice options and the sleeve variations.

Fabric Used:
Believe it or not. This is left over fabric from my Tracey Reese inspired red dress.
This little pin was crafted by my DD.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the usual pattern adjustments.
 - pigeon chest adjustment and narrowed the center back section.
 - Sway back adjustment
 - added to the side seams below the bust area.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will probably make it at least one more time. Love this dress and do recommend it.

Conclusion: This is a nice trendy, but classic, style that offers a few variations. It's easy to sew and is flattering on most figures.

The second dress is Vogue 1283. I started working on the pattern adjustments in July. This is my least favorite of the four. Mainly because of the amount of work I put into adjusting the pattern, which resulted in over-fitting it. Looking at the photos, I think I will take it in along the side. DD insists that she lost some weight. Hmmm..., I wish it was me. ;-)

Pattern Description:  MISSES' DRESS: Semi-fitted, self-lined dress (very close-fitting through bust) has seam detail, sleeves cut-in-one with front/back, lingerie straps, very narrow hem and invisible upper side back zipper.

Pattern Sizing: This pattern is available in sizes 6 - 22.  I used 10 with modifications. Lots of them.  Go to Flickr for the details.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
 Yes. But slightly looser, which I'm going to correct.

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Very easy. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  We liked the curvy gathered detail of the dress. 

Fabric Used: polyester knit.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I made a labor intensive FBA.  See Flickr set for more details.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Probably not.  It's an okay dress.  I would recommend it if it is your style. 

Conclusion: This was a relatively easy dress to make.  My over-fitting made the process more labor intensive.  I think an intermediate sewer should be able to make it with no problems.  


  1. Wow! These are both great on your daughter and so beautifully sewn. She's a gorgeous young lady.

  2. I think it's so kewl that you made her four dresses for Christmas! She must have been so thrilled!!!

  3. 2 Great dresses. Lucky DD. Love them both.

  4. Gorgeous new dresses for your beautiful daughter. The lace is so pretty in the red dress. Great job.

  5. Great dresses - your daughter is very lucky to have such a nice wardrobe sewn for her. The dresses look great on her and she shows them off beautifully.

  6. Love the lace dress. I have this pattern and plan to make it up soon.

  7. She looks lovely in both dresses. I'm partial to red. That red dress with the lace is exquisite.

  8. Lucky, lucky girl!!! When is she going to start doing this for herself?!!!

  9. Thanks, ladies.
    Rhonda - I'm working on her. She's still making very, very simple projects.

  10. Gorgeous dress for your gorgeous daughter!

  11. You did awesome job as usual and she looks lovely in each dress. I agree with Rhonda.

  12. Great looking dresses!!! They both fit her so well.

  13. She looks great in her new dresses. I do love the red dress, but both are lovely and of course, beautifully sewn as always.

  14. Oh, my! Both dresses are just marvelous, yet I'm in awe of the red dress. It is so sophisticated and classic; it's stunning and looks fabulous on your daughter.

  15. Nice! You've got the fit nailed on these. She's a lucky girl.

  16. You have a fantastic model and muse - both dresses look absolutely gorgeous!

  17. Both dresses are lovely and unique (good unique, hehe). The drapy gathers/pleats are quite nice.

  18. That red dress is a knockout! What a nice mom you are.

  19. These dresses are fabulous! I particularly like the red one. Your daughter is lucky to have you for a mom!



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