Sunday, June 15, 2014

McCall's 6308: Maxi dress

Realizing that the maxi dress continues to be a summer staple, I decided to jump on the bandwagon, using McCall's 6308. I had this very drapery black & cream rayon in my stash, and it was a perfect pairing of pattern + fabric. I now understand the popularity of the maxi dress....seriously, wearing this is like wearing pajamas, it's that comfortable!

I made a few adjustments to the pattern: a smaller than usual FBA since the top has a lot of gathering, I raised the neckline by 1 inch, and also added 1 inch to the length.
A quick and easy project yielding great results!
The back neckline vee is cute, but was a little "fiddley" to get to lay right. Redrafting to a more rounded/scooped back neckline would be easier.

Fun dress to wear on the perfect Father's Day Sunday in Michigan!

 

24 comments:

  1. You look great! I love maxi-dresses - comfy, look good, and no need to worry about my legs:)

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    1. Thanks, and so true LOL! I have a maxi skirt pattern waiting in the wings ;-)

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  2. I like your version of the Maxi-dress! I have not jumped on the bandwagon totally yet but I have purchased a Simplicity pattern for a maxi skirt.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I have a maxi skirt pattern on my to-do list also :-)

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  3. You look great, love the dress and the fabric. Great job and enjoy the beautiful day.

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    1. Thanks, Lori! We have had perfect weekends weather-wise, making up for the rough winter. Nice to spoil my husband for a change!

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  4. Love your dress, looks great on you.

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  5. I like this pattern a lot - I might have to add it to my queue! The look is elegant - glad it's comfy!

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    1. I think you need this pattern! I hope to make it again, maybe in the short version.....

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  6. Love it. It looks really nice on you. I need to make a maxi dress.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I think we all need a pretty maxi dress :-)

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  7. Very Nice. So flattering on you!!

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    1. Thanks! I wondered how it would work out, but I like it!

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  8. This is really sharp! Love our fabric choice too of course!
    Past- Serena made me a huge Ron Rash fan.......

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    1. Thanks! I knew you would appreciate my fabric choice LOL! and I have another Ron Rash book on my to-read list.....

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I have a feeling I will be wearing this one a lot :-)

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  10. I love this dress on you! Great work.

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  11. Your maxi is gorgeous! I hope you are getting a lot of wear out of it!

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