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Yabba, dabba, doo! McCall's 6319 or yet another knit dress

Okay, enough with the "teaser" photo .  Here's the dress: McCall's 6319 with wide belt It's McCall's 6319 , another easy to sew sleeveless knit dress with interesting neckline options.  I planned  to sew view C, the dress shown in gray. Image from Oops! Not paying close attention while cutting out my pattern pieces meant I ended up with view B. McCall's 6319 with narrow belt That's okay. I like that view also.   But that off-center v-neck combined with the fabric I choose reminds me of Wilma Flintstone .   Good think I didn't accessorize with my big white beaded necklace... (You didn't see it before I mentioned it but now that's all you can think of right ?) The entire bodice is lined which I found to be a nice touch as it finishes the neck and armhole edges very neatly.  The instructions provided for lining the bodice are excellent. You stitch together one shoulder seam in both the bod

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Another summer knit dress - McCall's 6319 . *************************************

Doing an FBA on the McCall's 6070 Maxi Dress

Thank you for all the fabulous comments on the maxi dress!  It appears I'm not the only one who decided to wait a bit before deciding to sew a maxi dress - and from the sounds of it I'll likely get to wear this one for more than just one season.   Which makes me happy cuz this baby is one super comfy dress. Anyway, as I mentioned on maxi dress post I used the pivot and slide method to alter the bodice. McCall's 6070, Image from I knew looking at the bodice of this pattern that I would need to increase the bust fullness as well as add to the lower front of front bodice.  I figured I'd only need to add a bit as there appeared to be enough ease (the gathers) in the bust.  I choose to do a small  FBA - a full bust adjustment for those of you who know who you are :-) on this dress pattern, McCall's 6070 . I'm sure there are numerous ways to do a small FBA, but this is how I did it for this pattern.  1) Cut the pa

McCall's 6070 Maxi Dress - better late than never

So what does one wear to an outdoor graduation open house when the humidity levels are predicted to insanely high and the heat index predicted to be over 110 - and still look semi-fashionable? A knit maxi dress of course! After seeing the dress Bonnie sewed earlier this month I stopped by the local fabric store intent on purchasing that  Simplicity pattern. However McCall's patterns were on sale so I ended up with McCall's 6070 .   I mean a maxi dress is a maxi dress, right? McCall's 6070, Image from The pattern is marked "Easy", which it is. There's very few pieces - a front, a back, a neck tie and skirt.   The back, with it's V cross over and neck tie, is just as interesting as the front. The fabric is a knit from SR Harris Fabric Warehouse.  I'm not sure of the blend - maybe a cotton/lycra - but I'm  not sure. Sewing took about three hours - only because it takes some time to do the gathers under the bu