Tuesday, June 12, 2012

McCall 6506......Tracy Reese Dress

Have been doing a bit of sewing but just too lazy to do blog entry. McCall 6506  is the latest addition to my wardrobe, I love everything about this pattern especially the pleat detail, no FBA needed because the pattern came in different cup sizes and most of all didn't take much time to make.


Here is my review...



 Fabric: Cotton (Challis), I was drawn to this fabric immediately I entered Fabricland early this year and I was fortunately enough to get the remaining 2.8m.
Pattern Description: Dress has collar, collar/front band, fitted bodice with darts stitched on right side of fabric, pleated skirt, attached belt, self carriers and stitched hem.
Pattern Sizing:  Size 8- 16, I cut 14 for the bodice and 16 for the skirt
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much but mine is longer
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: judging by the pattern envelop,the dress looks too short for my liking so I added 4.5 inches in total to get my desire length.
(1) I lengthened the bodice by 2"
(2) I lengthened the skirt by 2.5 "
(3) Lowered the back neck by 1/4" (I made a wedge, chopped off 1/4" from the back neck and tapped to nothing at the shoulder)
(4) I omitted the pocket, and fabric belt because I have so much going on with the fabric already, I prefer a contrasting belt.
(5) I reduced the collar by 1.5", the pattern collar is not my usual type
What do you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the pleated skirt and the retro style
Would you recommend it to others? If you love this style go for it, it's so flattering and can be dressed as you like....
Have a good week everyone...
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44 comments:

  1. This was the perfect fabric for this dress! You look great!

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    1. Thank you, they are perfect match

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  2. That fabric was absolutely perfect for that pattern! Just fabulous!

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  3. GREAT JOB!!! You look FAB!!! Love the fabric!

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  4. What a great fit and uber cute. Bet you feel really girly. The fabric is so eyecatching.

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    1. Thanks Sassy T, I feel so girly....lol

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  5. Your dress is beautiful. I'll have to take a look at the pattern and possible add it to my stash. TFS.

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    1. Thanks KMQ, it's so easy with no FBA

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  6. Gorgeous! The print is just perfect for the pattern.

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  7. Pretty dress and perfect print choice.

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  8. Oh hotcha-cha! That is a perfect storm of pattern, style, fabric and shape. I envy your vision on this project!

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  9. Great fabric choice!!! Love the dress.

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  10. Cute dress!!! Your fabric is PERFECT for it!!! I love the stripe and blue and how you accented it with red. So lovely:)

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    1. Thanks Victoria, the fabric really made the dress

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  11. Love that pattern. I think your dress is beautiful!

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  12. I love the print and think the dress looks great on you! Nice job!

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  13. Gorgeous dress, you look awesome! The fabric was perfect for this dress.

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  14. Oh my gosh, that dress is perfect !!! Fit, fabric selection everything. I want it :)
    what a great dress, looks like a million bucks.

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  15. What a gorgeous dress! Perfect pairing of pattern, fabric & styling! (love that red!)

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  16. I want one Aminat!! It's perfect!

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  17. Love the fabric! It looks awesome on this dress!

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  18. Great dress. I like a sewist with attitude. Lol The fabric is perfect for this dress.

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  19. This is absolutely fabulous on you! You did an amazing job!

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  20. Love your dress – the color looks so wonderful…

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