Pattern: McCall's 6330 - Phoebe Couture
Pattern Sizing: 4-18. I cut the size 6.
Description: One-shoulder, two-toned dress with empire waist, invisible side zipper and diagonal ruching.
This is Mikaela's first homecoming as a high school freshman! Can you believe how fast she's growing up? I can't and I see her everyday! This is the pattern she selected and I think she made a great choice. This pattern is by Phoebe Couture. This is the fun, youthful line by Kay Unger. I liked the original dress so much, that I decided to copy the colors:
I used a turquoise and cobalt blue crepe back satin. And I used just regular lining fabric from Hancock. Colorblocking is such a trendy look right now and seemed to be well represented when we dropped Mikaela off at the school dance.
This pattern was pretty easy to sew. It just has quite a few tedious details that were time consuming. Making the pleats/ruching was one. And another was sewing in the boning.
And the topstitching on the strap.
I sewed this practically straight out of the envelope. I only had to slightly take in the bodice. I also pulled the strap tighter than the model on the envelope in order to raise the bodice, so that it would be "bra-friendly".