Hello! This dress pattern McCall’s 6700 has been on my mind a lot lately. I have used this pattern before for a summer dress, but you can’t really wear it any other time because of the fabric’s bold print. You can see it HERE.
The thing that I love about this dress pattern is the elastic waist band and the V neck top. What I hated about it the first time around was the deep V in the back as well. I also hated the length. Several of my Fraternity Sisters have these cute dresses with elastic waist lines and it fits perfectly above their knee. Yes, when I stop paying attention in meetings or classes, I stare at the clothes people are wearing and see how I can make it. I feel like I am not the only one that does this let me know if you do as well.
BUT anyway, I altered this pattern so that the back wasn’t so revealing. I also altered the length of the dress, and the armpit area so that it fit more comfortably. Next time I make this pattern, because I am already thinking of more ways to fix this pattern, is to make it a fuller skirt, a single front bodice instead of the two pieces, a single back bodice again. But this next time I will keep the length. I will also change the length of elastic for the waistband, it is too big on me for this dress.
I swear that by the time I am done with this stinking pattern it will be my own design. I honestly have no clue why am so drawn to this pattern after I just bought and printed out about 15 new patterns.
I am looking into making actual fabric belts, and not just the tie kinds either. I think that it would look really well with this dress and several other dresses of mine. My belts are all getting really worn out and I am too lazy to buy them. Plus I really like the ones that I make better than the stores, unless it is a leather belt.
This fabric that I used was actually supposed to be paired-up to a different pattern, but I changed my mind. I got this fabric from the discount section from Joann’s Fabrics. I got 2.5 plus what ever the remnant on it was and after this dress I still have about a yard left. I was surprised with how much was left. I was also surprised that this dress only took 2.5 hours to make. I swear that last time it took longer.
I really love the swirls of the fabric. I think that it looks really cute! What do you guys think about all the alterations for this dress?
Has anyone else just obsessed over a pattern and how to just completely change it to make it perfect? Or am I really the only one.