Mccalls 6744


My summer is quickly coming to a close with the new school year approaching in a week.  I have definitely enjoyed my time off this summer, but I am ready to get back into a work routine.  After a while one feels the need to go back to being a productive member of society!  Well I say that now,  bet I change my tune in a couple months!  But anyhow, I am now on a mission to sew projects that I can wear to school and be cute but comfortable while I work.  I keep seeing fellow bloggers whipping out Mccalls 6744, it is a super easy dress for knits.  It has an elastic waist,  I made the version which is a faux wrap. I love the gathered detailing on the shoulders and how it isn’t too fussy to wear, a lot of times wrap dresses just get annoying with all the adjusting and ties.

 

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This was soooo easy to make! The elastic casing just sews into the seam allowance , and the shoulders are gathered together with small channels of elastic.  I didn’t bother sewing the “wrap” part of the skirt because it crossed over far enough that here was no fear of flashing anyone!  I made this in a super soft rayon knit from fabric.com, I think they still have it if you are interested. It is a navy blue aztecy type print on cream. It is very opaque, so no worries on your undies showing through!

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I think it would look cute with a belt, but last night I just wore it with this bright necklace and some flip flops to a picnic/fair in town. It is so hot and muggy right now, I just didn’t feel like messing with accessories!

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I think this will make a great dress for the school year and it could even go into the fall season with a sweater and boots.  Done and done, on to the next project!

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33 Comments on “Mccalls 6744”

  1. Meigan says:

    This is adorable on you. Great fabric & pattern choice. :)

  2. that looks like the making of a work uniform! It looks perfect–comfy, covering, darling–appropriate in every way. Great fabric choice.

  3. gingermakes says:

    This is really cute! It looks so wearable, too! You shoes are adorable, btw!

  4. This is so pretty. I’m going to get this pattern and make it in a few prints. It looks really easy to wear as a day to day staple.

  5. sassytuk says:

    What a lovely dress. I have that pattern saved. Nice to see it made up https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

    • cjgal says:

      Thanks! You should try this one, its quick and easy which is perfect for a little mindless weekend project. I find sewing therapeutic so even just cranking out an easy little dress makes me happy :)

  6. Andrea says:

    I love this! The print is really cute. I keep seeing this pattern made up and it makes me wanna try it out. Seems simple but flattering.

    • cjgal says:

      Thank you! I’m loving these geometric Aztec prints that are in right now. This dress is great, I highly recommend it for some cute dresses to run around in :)

  7. Mary in FL says:

    I like the fabric and the dress turned out great!

  8. Joyatee says:

    This is utterly adorable. I love everything you make, and that combination of orange and blue really tops the chart.

  9. Jean says:

    Very pretty dress.

  10. This is my favourite version of this dress – you seriously know how to pick your fabric !! I have this pattern, now I have to make it asap. I also love everything you make!

  11. sewexhausted says:

    Love it! The fabric is a very nice print too! ~Laurie

  12. Leila says:

    Love this dress in this print! You always pick the best Aztec prints!

  13. Gjeometry says:

    Oh, very lovely dress! Love the navy and white, as well, it’s a classic colour combo.

  14. Zoe says:

    The dress is really pretty, where did you get that fabric? :)

  15. ksgentry says:

    Perfect dress! I love that pattern and will certainly have to give it a try. My oldest daughter would love it.

  16. Julie says:

    Darling on you! Great fit! Great fabric choice!


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