Tuesday, August 3, 2010

FO: McCall's 6069 Dress

I needed a quick and easy sewing project and McCall's 6069 was just what I needed.

Pattern: McCall's 6069 View A
Fabric:  Polyester clearance knit from Hancock Fabrics from 2008 [stash busting]
Notions:  < 1 yard of 3/8" elastic

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I didn't add the back strap but now I wish I did. The dress tends to fall off my shoulders, and I think the strap would help with that. As a temporary fix, I used safety pins to anchor the dress to my bra straps, which worked really well. For a permanent fix, I plan to add the bra strap thing... hahaha... yeah I don't know what it's called, but is the little string chain that snaps at the shoulder seam to keep your bra straps in place. This dress currently hits me right above the knee, which I think is the perfect length for this dress... the only problem is that it's unhemmed. If I make this dress again I would add a couple of inches so I could hem it.

I don't have pictures of it on, but here it is on the hanger. Hopefully, I'll take some pictures with it on, but I'm not promising anything... :P
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20 comments:

lazystitching said...

Very sophisticated - love the fabric!

toy said...

the dress is beautiful!

Eugenia said...

Great dress! I love the fabric - it looks like it drapes really nicely, just right for this style.

Lori said...

Very pretty dress.

SuBoo said...

Looks great - would love to see pics of it on! :)

Cennetta said...

Cute dress. Love your fabric choice.

meli88a said...

Great fabric choice for this dress. Hope that we'll get to see pics of it in action!

eword10 said...

Love your fabric choice. It looks great in that pattern. Would love to see it on you though.

Candice said...

Very pretty...

sewconvert said...

Looks lovely! Hope to see it on you!

Angela said...

Thanks, ladies! I hope to get a "photoshoot" in this weekend. ^_^

Ali said...

Gorgeous fabric! I keep wanting an excuse to try that bra strap thing too. I read about it in a McCalls sewing book from the sixties, which recommends just a bit of bias tap and a snap. :)

Sunghee said...

so beautiful! I wish I could sew like you!

Sheila said...

That is a gorgeous dress... love the print.

Kathi said...

Very pretty dress!

raven said...

I ALSO do those temporary-but-no-one-is-going-to-really-see-this fixes when I sew stuff, LOL. But all jokes aside, this dress looks fabulous!! I love the print (clearance fabrics - YES!!!) + the way it falls around the neckline. I'm sure it looks lovely on ya ;)

xo,
raven

Angela said...

Thank, ladies!
@Ali - The bra strap thing is totally necessary for this dress. Well, I suppose the back strap in pattern will work, too. :)
@Sunghee - Hehe... it's easier than most people think. I love all your paper creations! You're so creative!
@raven - I have so many of the temp fixes and they always stay temporary! Hehe... I probably should make more permanent changes though. :0

Trudy Callan said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the nice comment you left regarding my photo shoot with the skirt I made.

http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-shoot-of-retro-skirt.html

PS Your dress is divine.

Faye Lewis said...

Love your dress Angela!

Amy said...

Very pretty dress! Thanks for the tip about the lingerie strap...I think I might try this pattern :)