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

McCall 6744 Revisited Stripes View A Blue and Grey Stripes

Hello All

My daughter requested McCall 6744 View A, and with all the material available, would you believe she wanted stripes again. Im starting to think she loves stripes just as much as I love polka dots.

When she grabbed the fabric out of the tote, I cringed. No no no! No matching stripes but as the loving mother I am, I said sure. So I whipped up this quick number. The only thing left to do is the hem, which hopefully I can figure out how to do it on my serger.

Skills learned
*Matching stripes, I did pretty good if I say so myself.

I think this was a jersey knit that I had picked up at Hancock on the 4.95 yard table, yes it curled when doing the arm holes but I kept on going on.

I need to look into learning techniques on stabilizing arm holes and neck. And proper way to finish off the seams when you turn over the neck and arm hole areas. So any tips or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Stripe Matching got it all good self for the one underneath the arm. But who checks arm pit area any way right?

See that one not matching well either side so at least I was consistent

Pattern Description:  pull over tank dress

Pattern Sizing:  Pattern runs big so we opted for the Size Small

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to follow, I didnt understand how they wanted me to cut out the fabric so I winged plus I was doing stripes

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

Fabric Used:  Its jersey knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  none

Would you sew it again?  Yes

Would you recommend it to others? I would recommend to everyone, just beginning sewing, vacation dress, or something quick to do to get you out of a sewing slump


  1. Cute dress. Nice stripe line up at the seams.

  2. Hey Kely Sews! You did an AWESOME job with matching those stripes! Wow! I have started using bias tape to finish the neckline and armholes of my garments. It does limit the amount of stretch available in the area but that keeps it from stretching out. So you will just need to be mindful of fit and how you get in and out of the garment but it looks so good when it is finished and the shape of the armholes and necklines hold so much better. I think you can use twill tape in the seams too but I've not tried that. Again GREAT JOB on the dress!!!

  3. Thank you Deirdra I will start looking at the bias tape


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