Monday, March 14, 2011

Vtg McCalls 6328 - pt 1

 I have loads of spring dress fabrics I've been hoarding and limited time to sew during the school year so the Dubarry goes back into the pattern basket and the cute vintage cherry print back into storage for now.  Time to move on!

I've picked this very Chuck-like McCalls:

Isn't it awesome??  I'm making the full, pleated skirt version.  I decided to use my green check shirting from  I was on a roll yesterday after giving up on the Dubarry and threw the bodice together.

I'm not the least bit worried about matching plaids, mind you.  I just flat don't care that much.  I know many do...I'm not one of them.  Not with this small scale anyway!  Isn't the color pretty?

I do have a bit of a booboo though.  This shirting plaid is woven, so it's the same from front or back.  I made the darts on the front bodice on the "wrong side", so the neckline slit & bow will be on my right, rather than my left as shown in the pattern illustration.

I plan on fully-lining the bodice.  I suppose I could correct the darts on the lining pieces (I used self-fabric) and that would technically make this the lining.   That would fix it.  Right?

I also pleated that gigantic skirt.  It's actually not quite as full as my yellow gingham dress.  But almost!  The pleats are so pretty!

A bit wider than I envisioned them per the illustration, but still very pretty and scale-wise I think they'll be just fine.  I'm a bit wider than the illustration too, after all.

I'm a bit nervous that my half-thought out grading process (in other words, my cheat) won't work and the skirt won't fit the bodice a'la the Dubarry.  And that the side zip closure won't work out evenly with the pleats. 

We'll see in a little bit I suppose.  I plan on stitching the side seams on the bodice and pinning the skirt in place.  Then we'll know!

Happy Monday!


  1. Oh it's fabulous. I love that print. It's lovely - 3 colors! This dress will be fabulous - fingers crossed that it fits. g

  2. ~ * ♥ * ~

    I adore anything with a bow and this pattern is just darling! I cannot wait to see how this turns out Angie. ^ u ^

    bonita of Depict This!
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  3. I wouldn't try to match such tiny checks either! I hope your fudges work, this will be such a cute dress.

  4. I really love that pattern! Very Chuck like indeed. I rarely make my patterns match even if I try to it never works out so I wouldn't worry. I don't think non-sewers would notice.

  5. I am enjoying your posts of your new spring dresses! I've never sewn a with vintage pattern, but love the styling :-)

  6. ooo this is going to look so AMAZING! like your fabric choice very much- and moi is not a plaid/pattern matcher either.

  7. I hope it all works out! I want to see it. I love that little bow on the side... ohhhhh!


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