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Monday, January 20, 2014

McCall's 6754

I did it y'all!  I kept my promise.  Back when I felt obligated to give good reason for breaking my fabric ban, I promised I would make this chevron ponte from Girl Charlee into something  like this dress from Mod Cloth.

After I got my fabric in the mail, I realized I didn't have a pattern that would work.  When I began looking at patterns online, I was dissapointed to find that many called for more yardage than the two yards I had bought.

Enter McCall's 6754, pretty darn close to the pattern of the inspiration dress and I was pretty sure I could squeeze the cap sleeved version from the yardage I had.


I drew fitting advice from Mimi G (isn't her striped version killer?), especially regarding the sleeves.  I pinched about 2 inches out, just like she mentioned doing.

This dress is a smidge shorter than I would prefer, but I was concerned about my fabric restrictions and didn't dare lengthen it while cutting.

So, what do you think?  Have I done my penance for breaking my fabric restriction because I simply HAD to have this knit?


  1. I think you were justified because that dress is fabulous! I like the shorter length.

  2. Looks awesome! I love how colorful and cheerful it is. Great job with the fitting!

  3. I like your better than the Modcloth version!

  4. Fabulous fabric placement and it looks rockin awesome on you!!

  5. An absolute stunner, Sara! Definitely worth breaking your fabric restriction. The length is perfect. Really nice work!!

  6. Absolutely amazing. Where did you get the fabric from?!

    1. Hare it is! http://www.girlcharlee.com/big-rainbow-chevron-on-cream-ponte-de-roma-fabric/girl-charlee-p-7980.html?cPath=150