Saturday, January 22, 2011

McCall's 6159

This dress is View B, in a size 7.  The pattern also includes leggings, a vest, and a blouse.
M6159
M6159
Little Miss Princess (soon to be known as "Drama Queen"), picked out the fabric a few trips to Joann's ago.  It's a nice cotton twill, and the perfect weight for this dress (especially for winter).  I'm not surprised that is roomier than the "cartoon" picture on the envelope, but that's fine since it extends the life of the garment!
Not a lot to tell, it was pretty straight-forward easy to make.  I've finally overcome my fear of collars, so it went together quickly.  As I was cutting the fabric, it occurred to me that she will prefer the sleeves always rolled up, and that there was no need to install the regular cuff closure.  So, I left it off, serged the edge,  and turned up and extra deep amount.  I folded over the cuff (to make it look rolled-up), and stitched the sleeve seam closed that way.  Faster construction and easier for her to dress herself is a win-win in my book!
The belt was purchased at Meijer for a different outfit, and the headband we made months ago is a perfect match, too.  She likes it belted (so do I), and mentioned that she will wear tights or leggings with it.  This dress will get worn lots, so I may make it again, since it was a great project!
Sassy thing, isn't she? ;)

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Aw, what a cutie! She is ADORABLE!

Bunny said...

You've got one sassy little poser, there! She and the dress are adorable.

KID, MD said...

She's so cute!! Lovely dress. Nice work, Mom!

Branka said...

I mean omg... she is SOOOO ADORABLE!

Cindy said...

Gotta love the pose in the last pic. Great dress. I looked at this one for my daughters. Need to go buy it now!

Amanda S. said...

Super sassy! But so stinking cute too. Adorable dress!

Patty said...

Such a little ham....but a cute one!!
I found out over the holidays that you teach with my niece at SCHS, she's in the English dept. Small world!

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

What a darling model and the outfit is so cute. Very nice job.

Marybeth said...

What a cutie! I love the dress, and I just love the way she poses!

Dana said...

Love the poses! She really looks cute! I so wanted to buy that pattern but my daughter...well, she's a knit girl...and it's getting worse the older she gets.

gwensews said...

Cute dress and I love her model poses!

Gorgeous Things said...

You did a fantastic job, and she looks fabulous!!!!

Myra said...

Absolutely adorable!! The dress and your daughter are just too cute!!

Linda said...

A model in the making! Really cute dress. She is adorable!

Gail said...

Very cute dress and the photo is adorable. There will be no holding her back!

Eilane Vida Costura said...

Ela é maravilhosa, lindíssima.

PArabéns

Eilane - Brasil

Summerset said...

Super cute and a lot of styling potential!

Robin said...

She is so cute! Love the dress too. She looks exactly like you except for the blonde hair!