I love when my girls ask me to make things for them.
Jaelyn has had this floral print fabric for almost TWO YEARS. She went fabric shopping with me and saw it and fell in love. We were waiting on the perfect pattern.
I love how both of my girls have their own sense of style.
I was on a fabric shopping trip earlier this year (I believe) and ran across these two Marc Jacobs fabrics.
Kayla fell in love.
Her dress is actually the same pattern I made here and here. I find it quite amazing that the EXACT same pattern can work for both a teenager and an adult. Fabric choice, styling and accessories kept her looking like a teen and me looking like an adult, and not a teeny bopper.
(Kayla has horrible posture, any tips? I correct her so much lol. I'm open to suggestions)
The review for Jaelyn's dress will be below, but now some pictures well just becaues lol
For those of you who sew, here is a review:
McCall's 6789 (Jaelyn's Dress)
Pattern Sizing: 8-16
I cut the 8 on top and graded out to a 12 on bottom.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? I actually followed these step by step and it's VERY well drafted. It's 18 pieces plus lining but it goes together very well.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter loved the style of this dress.
Fabric Used: Cotton sateen
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Jaelyn is small on top and has a booty so I cut the 8 based on her breast measurement and graded out to a 12 at the hips. I did a 1/2 FBA and had to make a sway back adjustment for her. This is the first time I've had to make ANY alterations to her patterns but I did a muslin first and I'm glad I did.
She also didn't like how wide the neck facing was so instead of using that I used bias tape around the neck line and to tie it all in I also used it around the armholes. She loved that much better.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a great pattern if you like this style. I doubt if she will want this one again. I highly recommend it.
Conclusion: Great pattern. She looked great wearing it and got lots of compliments.