Today's review is on McCall 6282 dress, View D with 3/4 sleeves, finished a few weeks ago.
This is an easy dress to sew. It is a no fuss wardrobe staple that can be easily dressed up or down. McCall's describes it as: MISSES' LINED TOP AND DRESSES: Straight, hip length, lined top A, above mid-knee length lined dresses B, C, D have front high or low cowl, side and back gathers, sleeves in two lengths or sleeveless and optional back invisible zipper; top A has three-quarter length unlined sleeves; dress D has unlined, above elbow length sleeves. It comes in a variety of sizes; 8- 22.
The photos and drawings are very good representations of how the dress looks when it's sewn. The instructions were pretty standard for a Palmer/Pletsch pattern. One of my favorite aspects about the pattern itself. It has all the alteration lines drawn on the pattern pieces. I also like:
- The dress is lined and the drape has a front self facing. So the lining does not roll to the outside of the dress. \
- Ruching along the waist. It looks better on me than other dresses with the ruching along the side of the torso.
- I like the recommended FBA for this pattern. It ends up with a bust dart, but the drape does not appear to be increased.
I made my usual alterations:
- FBA (less than I normally make).
- Sway back and broad shoulder (resulting in a small dart at the shoulder).
- Added about 2" to the length.
- No zipper added to the center back.