Sunday, August 28, 2011

McCalls 6331- Adorable cuteness

Here is the pattern, which I picked up on a whim at a Jo-Ann pattern sale sometime in the spring. I liked the big scalloped skirt, which is not a feature any of my other patterns have. I doubted that the bustier style bodice would be flattering, so I opted for the fold down neckline. 
 My fabric is two pieces of 2.5 years each of Jo-Ann special style quilter cotton. It is super thin and nearly sheer, so I don't know what they mean by special. I bought the white with tiny purple and green flowers and then a matching purple thin stripe.
 My changes: I have no idea why none of the girls on the envelope have any contrast on the collar. It is so easy, as the bodice is meant to be fully lined. I made the entire outside of the flowers and then I made a fill lining out of the stripes. This had the added bonus of eliminating a narrow hem on the scalloped skirt. I hate narrow hems and mine always look like garbage on the inside, which would be visible in areas.
 The waist is nice and slim because you make inverted pleats over each section seam. It's not bulky like gathers would be.

Cost: I had a zipper and the fabric was 50% off, so it was about 12$.

Time: Maybe 3 hours, as the lining eliminated the need to hem!
 Just to show off the shape of the skirt.
 It's hard to see in these pictures, but as I walk the stripes peep out from underneath. It is too cute (not me, the dress!)
 I rarely show the inside of anything, since I don't finish seams or line things. This dress is practically reversible ! If you ignore the tag, some zipper visibility and where I had to piece two pieces of the skirt due to running out of fabric?!?

Sorry for the wrinkles, this was after I wore it all day.

Anyways, I strongly recommend doing the same thing if you make this pattern. It made it really easy!


  1. This is too cute for words! I've seen a couple adorable versions of the romper too, so I'm soooo going to have to invest in this pattern for next summer!

  2. I love this dress!! I keep hoping you'll end a post by saying "on second thought, I hate this dress and have already mailed it to Stephanie."

    Regardless, I've loved everything you've built lately!

  3. This is so adorable!! I love it and it looks great on you. The fabric is really cute too.

  4. I love your dress! The stripes are fantastic, too bad it's not fully reversible. Looks super comfy for hot weather :)

  5. Absolutely adorable! Great choice of fabric. I love the inside just as much as I do the outside!

  6. This is beautiful. I really love the hem.

  7. I made this dress too and I totally agree about the contrast. Why didn't they choose to make the fold down view a bit funky with the flaps? ::shrug::

    Looove the dress!

  8. This is gorgeous! I'll be making one for summer now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Loooove the dress! The hem is FABULOUS!

  10. So gorgeous!!! I just bought this pattern and can't wait to give it a go!


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