GREEN is the new Black

Pattern Review: McCall's Pattern 6893

"Every moment is a new opportunity to start again, rise above it all and move in a direction that serves you well. You get to choose, that's why it's called "your life", so choose wisely!" - Elle

Hi Loves! Happy weekend.. I'm super glad the weekend is here. It has been a long week. Guess what!!! We are getting married in TWO WEEKS!!!! Can you believe that? It seems like yesterday when we got engaged. Time flies when you're having fun planning a wedding.. Any who, I made this dress for a friend's Nigerian traditional wedding (#TomiDapo2015 on Instagram). One of her colors was green, so I decide make me a green dress. :D 

I used McCall's pattern 6893 for my dress. The pattern is great, it's my second time making it. The first time, I made a knee length dress with a slit in the front for a friend. The pattern wasn't too bad so I decided to use it again, but made a gown instead. 

The dress you see is not what I had plan in my head to make. It was supposed to have a lace bodice with sleeves and the lace was supposed to continue down the bottom flare. But I ran out of the lace fabric so I made it work and it still turned out beautifully.

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Pattern Review: M6893

Pattern Description: Lined dresses have close-fitting, boned bodice with princess seams, with or without shoulder straps, overlay variations, waistband, semi-fitted, straight skirt (flounce), gathered short (ruffle) or long skirt, and invisible back zipper. Three-quarter sleeve and sleeveless bodices: button/thread loop. Create your own design with mix and match pattern pieces. Note: Tips to embellish your finished dress are included.

Pattern Sizing: I cut out the Pattern Size 10 & 12.. I had to grade it in some area for perfect fitting.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? No, it doesn't look like the pattern. The pattern allows you to be the designer and mix & match pattern pieces, so I played around with it to get the look I wanted.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, it was pretty easy and straight forward. You don't even have to ready every step.

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the fact that I can mix and match the pattern pieces easily. 

Fabric Used: Lace from my stash and satin from Hancock. (Similar Here & Here)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I topstitched the waistband and added about 19 inches to the flounce to make the dress an evening gown.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I would. It's now once of my go-to patterns.

Thanks for reading..

If you've made the pattern before or are planning to make it, please share. I'd love to see how you have jazzed up the pattern.

xo, YS...

Pictures by Olumaechi


  1. Hello Yetunde,

    A stunning shade of green, I love vibrant jewel tones, good thing you ran out of lace, the satin is also gorgeous as a shell fabric :-)

    Your dress is so elegant, you look lovely.

    Well done.

    1. Thank you! Running out of lace was a blessing in disguise. :)

  2. The dress is beautiful and looks stunning on you.

  3. That dress is stunning. The shape, the mix of textures, the colour - wow! Great choice of photo back drop as well. The orange really makes the colours pop.


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