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Saturday, April 20, 2013

McCalls 6752 Border Hem Knit Dress

Okay, I know this print has a lot going on.  Maybe too much.  But turquoise, hot pink, coral, black and cream all in one?  Those are all of my favorites.  Plus an Art Deco border hem on a knit?  Be still my heart!


But with all this going on, I needed a super basic pattern.  I chose McCalls 6752.  This one can be a top too.
You really can't get much easier than this one.  The draped neck looks fancy, but it's actually just turned under and sewn into the shoulder seam.  You don't even need to finish the edges!

The skirt has a straight bottom edge, which means that all I needed to do to line up the border was make sure the bottom of the pattern was at the edge of the fabric for both front and back pieces.

My alterations- adding 3 inches to the hem of the skirt, and taking up about an inch on each shoulder seam, because it was a little low cut initially.

I will definitely be making this one again and highly recommend it to anyone wanting a quick and easy project!

Happy Sewing,

Ann



9 comments:

  1. Super matching of fabric to a pattern! It showcases the border print perfectly. Just love these colours combined together ... J

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  2. This looks like a winner! A perfect match of a busy print with a basic dress shape.

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  3. that looks Fantastic on you!
    I'm getting that pattern...
    :-)

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  4. Great fabric and looks to comfy too!

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  5. I really like the print- not too busy at all. You picked the perfect design for it too!

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  6. Great looking fabric, perfect for the dress pattern!

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  7. Okay you do know that you're so on trend with that beautiful fabric right?! The dress is stunning and love it!

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