McCall's 6163 mock wrap dress

I wanted to sew McCall's 6163 for my daughter Libby who loves wearing knit dresses like these to work . The idea of a faux wrap was intriguing, and I've seen other bloggers post of their successes with this pattern. I sewed this up straight out of the pattern envelope, with minor style changes.

I snagged this cute knit at my local JoAnn's for a song (and so did Lynne, I see!), inspired by a chevron wrap dress that I had seen by Diane von Furstenberg. I made a self-fabric binding to use as facing at the neckline and the bodice wrap front, and eliminated the collar.  This served to raise the neckline a little bit, which it needed. I also stitched down the bodice wrap so it wouldn't gape open. Libby was thrilled with it, and I wish I would have snagged a picture of her the night we went to see The Jersey Boys in Chicago.....but I forgot.

 Love the small gathers, or ruching, at the side. Makes this form-fitting dress very comfortable to wear.

I was happy with the finished product, and will be keeping this pattern to make up again in the future. I recommend it highly!


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