Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Quickie

          I know a few people have made McCalls 6559 and I guess my version can be added to the mix.  If you want a maxi dress that's quick and easy to make up, this is the pattern to try because it is only two pieces.  I had a gig to go to last night and at the last minute decided to try this baby out because I'm making one up for my neighbor as a thank you for checking in on my mother when I was in New York.  I cut the 14 and that just skims my body.  I like it that way, but I definitely can go down to the 12 for my next version.  These pictures are not the greatest as I left my camera at home and only had the camera on my phone.  I'll have to get better pictures taken when I get a chance.  I think the sew time on this is roughly about an hour depending on your skill level.  Here's my review.

Pattern Description:

Misses' Unlined Jackets and Dresses.  Close fitting unlined jackets in two lengths have front extending into single-layer tie ends.  Very close fitting, pullover dresses.

Pattern Sizing:


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, but I didn't follow them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love tank maxi's and have been wearing them for a while now.  When  this pattern came out, I had to try it.  I'm so glad I did. 

Fabric Used:

A polyester/rayon knit from Spandex House that I purchased last summer.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

None, but I definitely see myself making my next one in a 12.  The 14 just skims my body, and I'd like more of a racerback version for my next one.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes and YES!!!!  Everyone should have one of these in their wardrobe.


This dress is only two pieces and depending on your fabric choice, it can be a show stopper.  I wore mine to a singing gig last night and everywhere I turned, I was getting compliments.  It's figure flattering, and can be made up in no time at all. 


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Another great version of this dress!

Susan said...

Great fabric choice and placement for cutting it out. I love this pattern too. It will be a "best of" pattern for sure.

Karen said...

What's more impressive, the dress or that you posted it???

LOVE the fabric.

deadlycraft said...

This dress is lovely - good work!

Myra said...

Now that's some gorgeous fabric! Beautiful work!

Lori said...

Fabulous dress, it looks fantastic on you.

Cennetta said...

Wow! Andrea that is one gorgeous dress. And I'm so happy to see you blogging again.

Sassy T said...

Looks fabulous.

Tanya said...

Super cute, glad to see you're still singing.

Rosie said...

Well you know how I feel - Love it!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Totally cool print--that is just the perfect use for it. Looks great!

Sheila said...

Every one is making this maxi dress and I am almost compelled to bump it up on my to sew list.

SEWN said...

Wow! What a great dress. Very flattering. :)


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