February 9, 2014

Red, Polka Dots, and Panels

So, this dress was supposed to be finished back in September to wear for Mr. Social's birthday. And, yeah, that didn't happen. But I did get to wear it today!

I've made McCall's M6741 again, this time without pockets, or adding a collar of my own. I kinda love this pattern, and expect I'll end up making it a few more times, as it's a super simple dress that can work in any fabric and for any occasion. The cut is flattering for a number of body types, and the skirt has a perfect amount of flare.
The one thing I will do the next time I make this dress is make it a wee bit longer. I made it the length of View A without the bottom panel, and it's.....really short. I'm a short person and didn't expect it would be that short, but hey, live and learn. It's not so short that I can't wear it, but just short enough that I will never be able to bend over in public while wearing it :P

Until soon! xoxoxo


  1. Hi,

    I only just found your blog as I was looking for pics of the M6741. I love both your versions of the dress. This has persuaded me to move the pattern to the top of my sewing list. And can I just say that the goth cupcake fabric and the peter pan collar of the other version are too cute.


    1. Thank you so much! You are too sweet :)

      I can't wait to see your version!