Review: McCall's 6112 | Black & Gold Embellished Dress

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This is McCall's 6112, view c.  I made my normal lengthening alteration.  If you notice, my sleeves are a lot shorter than the pattern picture.  I thought the kimono sleeves at the original length looked awkward on me.  It was just something odd about them.  So I whacked them off.
It was really breezy today!

I found this "little gold diamonds on black knit" fabric at Hancock.  It's 92% poly/8% spandex and has to be hand washed.  My serger did not like this fabric - - AT ALL.  I may need to replace my knives.  I used a zig zag stitch and didn't bother finishing the sleeves or hemming.
Since it hangs low, I wore a cami underneath.
I finished the neckline with a handsewn blind stitch.  When I tested a swatch, I didn't like the way a machine hem looked on the fabric.
And this fabric can not be pressed.  So I steamed the seams while it was hanging on the dressform.  Since the fabric is embellished, the weight provides for a nice drape... like lightweight beading.  
I'm wearing the dress with a leather moto jacket, black clutch, my fun stripped tights and my wedge pumps.

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28 comments

  1. Very pretty! Sorry about the knives. I've had fabrics like that. They destroy the cutters.

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  2. Another great look. TFS. BTW is "whacked off" new sewing terminology? LOL

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  3. It is! It means -- to aggressively chop or cut. You may want to add that idiom to your sewing lexicon! Thanks!

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  4. I love these simple looks made fab with fabric. I somehow missed this one, I'll have to put it on my list. Looks great!

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  5. This looks great, the shape, the way it drapes and the colourway, you look fab in it (as always!) x

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  6. Looks great. You need a shop for all the clothes you make, love to be as experienced as you. I would be addicted. Just about make a skirt lol.

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  7. Very nice dress! The adjustment to the sleeves looks great on you.

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  8. You do have a great skill for taking patterns to a whole new level! This is absolutely gorgeous.

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  9. This one is so pretty! You look great

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  10. I love this dress! So cute!

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  11. What a perfect holiday party dress. Great mix of pattern + fabric. A short version of this dress would rock as a top to wear out with jeans, heels, and dangly gold earrings.... Have any leftover fabric you can send my way? No Hancocks in CT! ;)

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  12. I recently did the view C dress in a missoni style knit. it's so warm and its probably my favorite thing to make so far. view a is also great from the pattern! you look great!

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  13. I just love the dress - tights combo!

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  14. I love your version of this dress. I also loved how you styled the dotted dress with the striped tights. It is cute and sophisticated at the same time.
    I think I might try this pattern myself.

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  15. It turned out magnificent and that fabric is TDF! LOve what you did with the sleeves, much better than the original!

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