Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pattern Review: McCalls 6320

 I love this pattern. I like the Tarzan look, it's a classic trend that can be done for all occasions. I like this so much that I have made this dress twice. Here is my review of the first dress.

Pattern Envelope M6320

Pattern Description: Misses' Dresses and Belt. Close-fitting dress has lined bodice. A: Optional belt loops. A, C: 13/4" wide purchased belt.

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 20, plus A/B, C, and D cup sizes.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the different options available. I dislike the bodice fit.

Fabric Used: I used a Polyester Georgette and a Polyester Satin as the lining because the Georgette was see through.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As I mentioned above because I used a fabric that needed a lining for the entire dress I had to line both the bodice, as well as, the skirt.
I also liked view A without the band outlining the top of the bodice. So, I made view A minus the band.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, but I would make sure I paid close attention to the sizing of the bodice.

My version of M6320

Conclusion: I’ve made this dress twice. The dress in this review was the first one that I made. I finished it and tried it on only to have about a three inch gap on the side under the arm of the bodice. So, I had to remove the zipper and re-do the lining to adjust the fit. I adjusted the fit and actually made it too tight but I decided not to touch it again. I’m glad I didn’t adjust it again because it was fine when I wore it out for the first time.

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