Back in the Fall of 2012. I was going to an event an I really wanted to make the outfit I was going to wear. So one day while in Hancock I found a pattern, that I thought would be perfect. It is McCall’s “Fashion Star” Pattern MP228/ M6553 to purchase click here.
So now that I had the pattern, I needed to find the fabric. The pattern suggest a double knit…..along with some other options. I wanted a knit in Cobalt Blue. Since, I couldn’t find what I wanted I settled for a nice Navy Blue Ponte Roma Knit.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow….an I’m pattern challenged…lol.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The next time I work with this pattern, I would not use interfacing on the yoke back. I would like less stiffness/structure in this area.
Pattern Description: Loose-fit, pullover dress with princess seams, side opening for self belt, self-lined yoke back back pleats/ neck slit with button/thread loop closing, and shaped hemline.
Does the dress look like what is pictured on the pattern? Yes it absolutely does
Fabric Used: Ponte Roma Knit (which is great because depending on how you accessories/style it, you can dress it up or down. This fabric was really easy to work with and sews like a dream.
Is the pattern true to size: Yes
I highly reccommend this pattern because it’s easy to construct, not alot of pattern pieces, looks fabulous and the pattern offers other options like a high low top, color blocking and lenthening the hemline for a totally different look than the high low.
Feel free to check out one my favorite blogger’s MimiGStyle. She did a great overview on this pattern in RED.
Until Next Time,