Tartan Flounce Dress

McCall's Pattern 6886 Misses' Dress with a Little Flounce

2014 has been an awesome year so far.. I am so thankful for everything that God is doing in my life and the life of those around me. This year (already) I had the opportunity to collaborate with another awesome sewist Colette (@CocoBTaylor). Coco and I were asked to make a dress for the owner of Charm City Noir (a Baltimore Boutique) for the 2014 Grammys! Can you imagine how stoked I was? I of course saw it as a challenge, especially since I've never made a gown before. The final product was so amazingly beautiful and we were told that it was also comfortable enough to wear all day. Visit my instagram page @SewUrbaneto view pictures of the dress. Also follow @ShearBohld for future collaborations between Coco and Me. 

Moving on to M6886… I decided to make this dress out of boredom and not being able to sleep.. Also, I've been thinking of what to do with the remaining fabric from the Off Shoulder High Low Dress I made for Pretty Girls Sew's November Sew-Along. I knew I wanted to make something easy and quick, so while looking through my "pattern library", I decided to make McCall's 6886.

I altered the pattern a little towards the bottom of the dress. See below for exactly what I did.

Pattern Review (M6886)

Description: Close-fitting, pullover dresses have neckline variations, and stitched hems.

Fabric Used: Stretch Plaid (Sold Out) from

Pattern Sizing: I cut out a size 12. I didn't want it too close-fitting. 

Were the Instructions easy to follow? Yes! One of the easiest pattern I've ever worked with.

Likes or Dislikes about the Pattern: I love the fact that it's an easy pattern to make and there are so many different ways to alter it. 

Pattern Alterations or Design Changes made: Yes.. 
- Pattern: Cut out 12 inches from the bottom of the dress pattern
- Fabric: Cut out two 10 x 31 inches wide from the fabric
- Sewed the two pieces together to form two side seams of a Flounce (a wide ornamental strip of material gathered and sewn to a piece of fabric, typically on a skirt or dress.) You can make the flounce as long or wide as you like.
- Gathered the top edge of the flounce and attached it to the bottom edge of the dress. Voila!

Would you Sew it again? Most definitely.. This is now one of my Go-To Patterns.

Have a Great Week Everyone. Remember, if there's something you've always wanted to do, now is the time to start. You don't want to wait too long to get started. Trust me! Just go for it, you never know where it will take you. Mine has taken me to the 2014 Grammys, so far (Only in a year and a half). Glory be to God alone. I'm looking forward to what the rest of the year has in store.. Anyways, thanks for visiting my site. 


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