Pattern Review: McCalls 6700 Fashion Star Dress

Pattern Description: From McCalls’ website – “Pullover dress has fitted, mock wrap bodice, shoulder ties, elasticized shoulders and raised (seamed) waist, fitted, narrow hem, thread carriers and self belt.”

Sizing: 8 to 24. I made a 12.

Fabric Used: A soft flannel-type finish jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. Alas, it’s long since sold out, but Pretty Much Any of These will work equally well.

Machine(s) Used: Juki MO654DE, Pfaff 1320

Needle/Notions Used: Stretch 70/10 needle, thread. ½ inch elastic from Fashion Sewing Supply.

Tips Used during Construction: Sewing With Knits, Anything by the Pressinatrix.

Did it look like the photo or drawing when you got through? Yes

How were the instructions? Good. Honestly, this is a pretty simple dress to put together. If you have more than a little sewing experience, you can glance at the instructions and just go for it.

Construction Notes: Everything went together easily on this. I cut the pattern from a maxi dress to knee-length. I serged all the side seams, and I used a .5 mm zigzag stitch on the armhole and hem. I used a 2mm zigzag to stitch the elastic casing. I tacked the front bodice pieces at the CF mark to avoid any peekaboo issues.

Likes/Dislikes: I wanted a cute, fun, summery dress pattern to restart my mojo and this did the trick. No real dislikes.

Would you do it again? Would you recommend it? Would I do it again? Yes. Will I? Probably not – there are lots of other patterns to sew out there. But this was a great little dress to get me sewing again!
Here are some pictures on Shelley:

Front view
Front view
Back View
Back view

Happy sewing!

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8 thoughts on “Pattern Review: McCalls 6700 Fashion Star Dress”

  1. I’m really sorry I missed out on that beautiful…er…gorgeous! fabric. A few people have said the tie in back bothered them, so I’ve been trying to turn the project into a PITA by substituting a different back bodice…but what do you think? Annoying, or comfortable?

    1. It doesn’t bother me, Karla. It might have to do with the fabric. If you use something that is crisper or bulky, I could imagine it might be less comfortable, but this fabric is really soft and drapey, so it doesn’t irritate – I don’t even notice it.

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