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 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!


  1. Amy

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

  2. Parnuuna

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

  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!

  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:)



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