Friday, May 23, 2014

McCall's 6885 | A White Sleeveless Shirt Dress with Sleeve-tie Belt!

Have you ever developed a food crush?  It's when you eat something and find it so delectable that you have to eat it every single chance you get?  Well, that's the same kind of moment I've been having lately with shirt dresses.  There's no rhyme or reason behind it, I just like them.  That's why I've made 3 for spring (2 from the same pattern) and pulled out a great one from last summer.
So once again, I reached for McCall's 6885 and modified it to my liking as well.  
This time, I used a sleeveless version of view C.  
Per my usual modification I added a back yoke.  And I lengthened it by 3 inches.
I borrowed sleeves from another shirt pattern to use as ties.  How I did that is by cut the sleeve cap off at the top of the armscye, to make it even.  And I added them in at the natural waist.
The armholes are finished off with binding.  And the dress has a 5/8" hem.
Almost forgot!  The most important thing, the fabric!  I used a white lightweight stretch cotton sateen from Mood Fabrics.  This fabric has a nice drape and great weight.  It's not really sheer, but sheer enough to require me to wear a slip.  It's a great weight even for pants (loose-fitting with nude undies).  

I don't know if this is the last time or not that I'll reach for this pattern.  We'll just have to see if the shirt dresses I've made will satiate me enough.

26 comments:

  1. Very pretty! It looks great on you.

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  2. You are always so stylish Erica!
    I like your dress, white is THE colour of sunny days, and the belt is really fun. I guess the dress would look good also with flats.
    You are so lucky to live in a place where there is a real Spring!

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    1. Thanks Kate and I'll definitely be wearing this dress with flats!

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  3. I saw this and the other shirtdresses you made and I have now pulled out my shirtdress patterns! Awesome dress, Erica!

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  4. Love the idea of the sleeve ties. Very creative!

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  5. Love how you've used the sleeves as the ties a really unique and different addition to the dress!

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  6. I'm always eager to see your white dresses each spring/summer. I love this one, and the ties are ingenious.

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    1. Thanks Julie! I love white dresses for summer and I'm not done yet!

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    1. Thanks Remembering..OZ!

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  8. Love it! I look forward to seeing your posts. Thanks, you rock!

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  9. interesting details on this version of the McCalls shirtdress.Love it!

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  10. Love this dress in white! Great idea for the ties!

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  11. The tie sleeves are just so clever. They make me want to rush to the sewing machine! :o)
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  12. I'm doing that one.. It's on my Must-Sew List.. Fun!!

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  13. Knock it out Tanielle! It's very easy!

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