Yesterday I shared my over all review of the McCalls 6696 pattern and today I am talking about my first version. I made it out of a flat king sized bed sheet (very Sound of Music) to test the fit but, luckily, it turned out pretty wearable!
I think I have found my second TNT (tried and true) pattern for spring/summer! After my Colfax dresses went so well, I was more confident with trying a new pattern. I have fallen in love with shirtdresses after watching endless episodes of Call the Midwife, so I thought McCall’s 6696 would be a good choice!
McCall’s 6696 is a shirtdress with a separate button band, collar and collar stand, and buttons. It is a very versatile pattern with many modifications included!
Over the next week I will be sharing each of my makes, but for today here is my overall review of the pattern:
May is the month in which makers across the world pledge to wear their makes and sometimes make more! It was started by So Zoe as an effort to wear more me-makes and to figure out what isn’t getting worn. If you want more information, check out this post.
Since I don’t have that many me-makes yet, I didn’t pledge to wear a me-made item every day. Here’s my Me-Made May Pledge:
I, Alexandra of The Library of Alexandra (alexandrampatterson.com) and @alexandrap529 on Insta, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavor to make 1 garment a week, finally clear out my UFO pile and wear all of my spring/summer me-made garments as much as possible for the duration of May 2016′
I’ve made my first shirt dress and I have to say, I’m pretty proud!
I used the Vintage Shirtdress Pattern from Sew Over It. I was really pleased with how easily it came together. The sewing process was by far the longest I’ve undertaken so far — somewhere around 8 hours total – but definitely worth it in the end!