Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

McCalls M6744 My purple Joy


             I finished my sew a long project M6744. I started off with View C, I will get around to making the other views, but I really enjoyed making this dress.


Skilled learned

  • Working with elastic and making a casing.
  • making a garment longer

My Review

Pattern Description:  Knit faux wrap dress

Pattern Sizing: I cut a size Large, this pattern does run large, and think I probably could have cut a medium in the bodice but the Large fits okay.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, to me it does. 

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I don't have any dislikes about the pattern

Fabric Used:  Its a knit not sure exactly what kind ligh weight. I had cut a lining to add to the dress but determined after sewing the pieces I didn't need it, so it wasn't as thin as I initially thought.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I lengthen the skirt portion 3 inches, because of my rather large "bum" I needed to make sure it would be appropriate length to wear to work. It is perfect length

Would you sew it again?  YES YES YES, will sew again All other views, I will try.

Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend to everyone, just beginning sewing, or someone who wants to build a quick wardrobe for work or play

                                                Photos, lots of photos. Very proud of this project.

Extended the skirt pieces

I was scared before I put in the waist elastic in, the skirt was huge!

Completed project

Added belt to show where the waist sits.


  1. It looks great! So, I'm not lengthening my dresses because of age, but because of "appropriate length."

  2. This looks great! I love that pretty fabric!

  3. Wow, it turned out very beautiful.


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