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

McCalls M6884-Label EASY! Polka Dot Blues

Hello All

So I decide to spend my 4th of July sewing of course, and I thought I would just sew up this quick number 
McCalls M6884, View D, picture made it look easy 15 steps seemed easy. But this dress gave me the blues, specifically! The TIES! I also joined The Quirky Peach,Here Summer Stash bust challenge so hopefully you will see me posting more. Because I have too  much fabric for just starting sewing in February.

Line ArtLooking at the back of the dress, it did not appear to me that one tie, is suppose to go around the back, it looks like some how they are only in the front. So I kept second guessing myself that I was doing it wrong. 

And as I searched for a photo to add to my blog from the website, would you believe I came across this photo lol
M6884Which CLEARLY shows, that one of the ties foes around the back! I could have saved myself a lot of stress last night if I would have just looked on the website. I tried to find reviews showing the back but I didn't see any.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO taking this into consideration, I guess the ties were not all that bad after all. I don't think I will make this dress again tho.

My Sewing Review

Pattern Description:
McCall's 6884, faux wrap dress

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a size 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I guess
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not to me, or maybe I just overanalyze a little to much

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern pieces where shaped a little funny to me, so I keep turning them thinking they were on wrong, I used my seam ripper a lot

Fabric Used:
ITY Knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, I will not I don't think, I may revisit in the future. Yes I would

The pattern was an okay pattern, I think I may have enjoyed sewing the other views more.

From a cut out pattern pieces to

Beginning to look like something

I turned it inside out, to pin it together

Inside after being sewn...

 Gathered with two string method. 


Finished product

Sash not straight on the dress form

I said after I made this dress I wasn't going to make another, looking at this evening I'm starting to like it more. But still unsure if I will make it again. I think I will add to the container of maybe, and I don't make another one within a year or something maybe less I will give it away.

The question I have is what do you do with patterns you don't plan on making anymore? Goodwill or do you keep them? 


  1. I like this dress. I may try this one for my daughter.

  2. Thank you, I think its a nice dress especially for the summer

  3. So cute! (and I didn't know you had a blog!!!) I think you should wear it to see if you like it or not!

    I don't get rid of patterns. Not yet. They just hang out with the others...

  4. Yes, my husband thought it looks nice on so Im going to wear it on date night and go from there. I never knew I would like blogging but I love it and reading everybody elses...


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