Christmas Dress/ McCalls 6638

Christmas Dress/ McCalls 6638

Bella’s Christmasy dress is all finished. It’s very bright and busy. She didn’t want to take it off after the photo-shoot. Can you blame her? I posted the design for this McCalls 3368 last week.

I got lazy and didn’t make the ruffled trim. (see view D below)

I used some scrap lace and white ric rac instead. Look at the movement in the skirt!

As for McCalls 6638, it was pretty simple. I didn’t find any of it tricky. The two skirt pieces are cut on bias. I had stripes so I used straight grain..it turned out fine.

Next time I use this pattern, I’ll cut a longer seam allowance for the bodice lining. I always end up a little short. I’m sure it’s due to using a different seam allowance or lazy cutting.

One tip: I made this dress in a size 7. The fit is great, I love the length. However, because of the fullness of the skirt, this dress will need to be lengthened by a few inches and/or worn with tights.

Also, did you notice her cute feathery reindeer hair bow?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

5 Comments

  1. Amy

    I’m getting better! I’m posting tomorrow about tree decorating…the photos are terrible.

    Reply
  2. Parnuuna

    It’s very cute!!!! :) and what nice picture.

    Reply
  3. Amy

    No, it took me a while to get the right plug in for comments. You weren’t doing it wrong, it’s me who’s clueless! I wasn’t crazy about this dress until she put it on. She was so cute prancing around in it!

    Reply
  4. judy mcpherson

    What a wonderful Christmas dress! I’ve tried to add comments when I see your projects but I’m doing something wrong and can’t seem to get them through. I’m soooo impressed at your enthusiasm! And your daughter is as pretty as her mother:)

    Reply

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