McCall's 6988 dress.
This pattern caught my eye when I read a review posted by Erica B.
Here is my review:
MISSES' DRESSES: Semi-fitted dresses have self-lined yokes, princess seams, and back zipper. A and B: flounce and narrow hem. B: front overlay. B and C: below elbow sleeves. D: short sleeves. Separate pattern pieces are included for cup sizes A/B, C,
sizes 6 - 22; I used size 10 with cup size C.
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?
Nothing confusion. This really is an easy dress to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
- the princess seams.
- the flounce.
- the inclusion of the cups sizes.
Fabric Used: I used a stable knit from Hancock. My DD had the mesh in her stash. She has a stash and does almost no sewing. ;-)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: One of the great things about sewing for my DD there is minimum fit changes needed. I added about 1/2" to the shoulder seam and squared it off a bit. Removed about 1/2" from the center back. It gaped at the back neckline.Added a few inches to the length of the dress. Additional change. Thank you Linda for reminding me: swayback adjustment. I folded out the center back, added 1/2" to the lower edge of the dress. See this post for an example of my swayback adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will probably make this dress at least one more time for her. And I do recommend it to others. It's fast and easy.
Conclusion: This is an easy dress to sew. And it's always great when DD and I can agree on a style and fabric for clothes I make for her.