Tuesday, November 5, 2013


So here is my finished garment - Mccalls M6791-The moment I saw this pattern I loved it. To most, its just simple, but I saw sex appeal. Nothing over the top, but simple and sewphisticated and it was an easy make.

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover dresses have right side pleats, shaped left side, underdress, draped back with opening, and raw edge finish. Narrow hem finish on necklines, armholes A and sleeve hems B and C. C: longer than regular length sleeves pushed-up.

Pattern Sizing:  AX5(4-6-8-10-12), D5(12-14-16-18-20)

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? Yes, in the beginning, but became somewhat of a challenge midway because I was using a sweater knit material that does not have a right or wrong side- that was the most challenging when sewing this dress.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I really liked the fact that I had to do little hemming! The finish of the dress called for a raw edge finish; however though, because I used a sweater knit, I will more than likely will have to do a straight stitch just around the edge, so it doesn’t fray, but I don’t mind that.
DISLIKE: wow, the sleeves were extremely long!! I know the sleeves were meant to be rolled up a bit, but the sleeves for this pattern were extremely long. Next time I make this, I am definitely going to shorten them, or I even thought about putting elastic on each side of the sleeves to give a more gathered look- that way, I won’t have to worry about having to keep rolling them up.

Fabric Used: I used a sweater knit that I fell in love with. I loved the way it draped, I think it was a perfect fabric to use for this pattern.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made no alterations. However, there are a couple of thing I would change- the pleats on the side- next time I will make smaller pleats- I think that would attract more attention to the waistline and make it appear to be a bit more sewphisticated.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Most definitely. As I was coming upon my finished product, I tried it on and loved it, I thought that this would be nice in RED. I was invited to a Christmas party in Dec and I thought this dress would be perfect in Red. I also thought that it would be super cute in white and without the sleeves for the summer. I don’t want to overdo it and make too many, but I must make this in Red and when the summer roles around, I must make it in white.

Conclusion:   I would definitely recommend others to sew it. This project took me two days to complete, but could have actually been completed in an evening, the obstacles faced was the fabric I chose because it didn’t have a right or wrong side. I would also recommend making this in a jersey knit fabric, since it is a bit thinner than the sweater knit, I didn’t realize that the dress is basically lined which meant the sweater knit makes it double a sweater. As I was trying it on and taking my pictures, I did get a little hot, but I still love the dress and cannot wait to wear it.


  1. Congrats on finishing - it's a great dress and would look stunning in red, especially with your lovely colouring and cute hair. It's lovely in black too - I love the drapey cowl look at the back - saves having to do a sway back alteration.

    I won't post this as completed this Saturday, but the following one - otherwise it will just get lost amongst the plans this week. Too nice for that :)

  2. Such a pretty dress. Congrats on getting your November garment done.. Happy sewing.

  3. Looks lovely, and sexy. I'm sure you will make your red jersey version.