Tuesday, October 2, 2012

McCall's 6318

Getting to the end of my summer sewing for 2012 by finishing up a dress for my daughter Kristen: McCall's 6318, View C, which is now out of print. This is such a cute dress, with a bit of a retro feel in View C. The princess seams in the front bodice allow for easy alterations if necessary. 
My daughter chose this fabric on our visit to Mood Fabrics in NYC on a trip we took in May, 2010. A lovely, tightly woven cotton, it sewed like a dream. I lined this dress with a poly batiste that I had in my stash. 
I have to say that my pictures don't really show how cute this dress looked on Kristen. She's promised me a picture next time she wears it!

L.O.V.E. the pocket detail!

My daughter especially liked the way the bodice shoulder "straps" formed a Vee in the back.

Hard to see in the photos is the 6 inch walking slit at center back.

            I think my daughter Kristen made a great choice marrying this fabric to such a cute pattern!


  1. That's a sweet dress. Your daughter has a new frock to look forward to wearing next year. Nice sewing!

  2. Beautiful fabric, married with a great pattern! Your daughter will be wearing this stunning dress a lot...

  3. Patty, that is a beautiful dress, love the fabric.

  4. I LOVE the fabric! That came out really cute.

  5. It really is a great dress! I'm sure it's very flattering, and yes, Kirsten did a good job selecting that fabric. It's amazing.