is now coined My Memorial McCalls Dress since I was able to sew 3 dresses over the Memorial Day Weekend. McCalls 6026 is a close fitting pullover dress with sleeve variations and a self-belt.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No
Were the instructions easy to follow? I pinned the instructions to my inspiration board, looked at the fabric layout and forgot about it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simplicity of the dress. After looking at the cover pic closely I realized I did not like the sleeves.
Fabric Used: 1st Dress I used a geometric black/white poly/lycra; 2nd Dress a dark taupe pinstripe Poly/cotton & 3rd Dress a floral cotton/lycra
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the sleeves preferring the look of quasi-cap sleeves, also opted out of using the facing, as well as the belt. With the armholes being so big, I sewed the side seams up and continuing for another 2" to prevent too much armpit from showing. The black/white dress' seams were serged and the hems were serged as well and folded to the inside and final stitched. The floral dress required a lining, I didn't think it had the right hang like the black/white poly/lycra dress. Of course, I had to try it in a woven and cut the dress by adding 1" to the side seams. I also added darts to this dress for more shaping (I made a dart template for patterns that don't have it just in case I needed it and the occassion arose with the woven dress.). The dk taupe pinstripe dress' seams were serged as well and unlined and will wear a full slip underneath it. In the pic its showing wrinkles since I washed it and laid it flat to dry and threw it on for a photo session...lol
I added lace to the lining hem.
To keep the lining from rolling to the outside of the dress, I did an edge stitch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think after making 3 dresses, I would like to sew up the other dresses in my sewing que.
Conclusion: With the weather warming up considerably, I was looking for an effortless pullover & easy-breezy style dress for work. I wore the black/white one today and it was perfect.