Monday, May 21, 2012

McCall's 6281

I found this wicked stretchy neon yellow/green knit fabric at Fabric Place Basement in Natick, MA and I just had to have it. I used McCall's #6281. I started making View A but I ended up changing the top to make it one-shouldered.

I had to double-layer the fabric because it was so sheer, which was nice because then I had a facing for the top and didn't have to top stitch around the neck. I used bias tape for the arm hole and I wasn't sure how bias tape would work on a stretchy fabric, but it worked out well.

This pattern was wicked easy - almost as easy as the high-waisted shorts/skirt pattern I keep using. There were very few pattern pieces and nothing too crazy, but could be because I didn't do the neckline or the back like I was supposed to. I will say that topstitching the neckline could probably get a bit dicey. I used a very slippery fabric and it was impossible to do a turn-and-stitch hem or neckline.


  1. I've used this pattern a couple of times. It makes fun going-out dresses! Your yellow dress is very summery!
    Happy to see sewing and crochet inspiration here. I have been in the mood to crochet lately, but I usually only make dishcloths and washcloths and the occasional scarf.

    1. I saw your dresses and they are adorable. I'm making view B pretty soon (after I get a serger).

      Have you heard of Ravelry? It's this knitting/crocheting website kind of like Facebook where people post pictures of their projects and can tag patterns so you can see pictures of other people's stuff and read their comments. It also has a ton of free patterns. You should definitely check it out.