Feathers N Dots Dress | McCalls 6529

McCalls 6529 | SewsNBows

I’m happy to welcome Zoey back to the blog! Today, Zoey is modeling the Feathers N Dots Dress. Zoey previously modeled our John Deere Tractor Dress.

I made this dress using McCalls 6529.

McCalls 6529| SewsNBows

It looks like a simple summer dress, but the back has some really cute details. The shirring is nice for easy on & off-which I love!

McCalls 6529, girls ruffled shirred back dress

The selling point for me though, was the contrast back panel. What a perfect excuse for way too much embellishment.

McCalls 6529| SewsNBows

I made a tube ruffle from the main fabric, then added a layer of ruffled seam binding, some ric rac trim, yellow bows, & rosettes. You know me, everything in excess.

I don’t know if using seam binding as an embellishment is a real thing- I think I just made that up. It’s cut on bias so it doesn’t fray….I think it turned out cute.

McCalls 6529| SewsNBows

The pattern calls for a button on each strap, but I wanted one easy piece. I think kids should be able to dress themselves easily.

McCalls 6529| SewsNBows

I hadn’t sewn the straps to the bodice front yet when these photos were taken- I had about 2 seconds to hand tack them. I made adjustments for a better fit before I machine stitched the straps.

Did anybody notice the yellow polka dot buttons?

McCalls 6529| SewsNBows

Zoey has a birthday this month, & she told me she loves zebra print. I feel like I’ve done zebra to death- but little girls love it! See you guys on Workroom Wednesday!

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  1. I love this! My daughters bday is at the end of summer and were having rainbow colors as part of the theme. I can totally see this whimsical dress with fun bright fabric and all those embellishments looking great on her big day. I think thats outside of my skill range though

    1. Aubrey, you could totally do a skirt with all the funky embellishments. A circle skirt would be really full & twirly- or a ruffled skirt would make her look like a rainbow cupcake!

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