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McCalls 6556 Pullover Dress w/ Gap Skinnies + Pattern Review for Beginners

Hi Darlings!

Can you tell I am in a casual sort of mood this week, I think all my “dressiness” was exhausted on Easter, LOL. This pattern is one of my favorites mainly because it is so comfy and although it is meant to be a dress I have only ever worn it as a top (Previously worn HERE) this pattern is UBER easy and GREAT project for BEGINNERS and since I did not review it when I made it last year I added a review for all my fab newbies who need a good easy pattern to work with.

Pattern: McCalls 6556

Fabric Used: Striped Bamboo Knit (similar) HERE and it would be amazing in THIS Blue and White Stripe! or THIS LEOPARD lightweight sweater knit USE YOUR COUPON: MIMIAPRIL10

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 4

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yep. This is a really good beginner pattern because it is really easy to sew with a few straight lines and some neck binding, which a newbie you could even skip if you like the raw edge look.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this is fast to make, easy and comfy! I also love that it can be worn as a top like I do or as a dress but the best part is that depending on the fabric used it can be casual or a little dressier. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did raise the neckline a bit because at the time I felt it was too low but when I make another one I think Ill try it with the neckline a little lower.

Would you sew it again? YES Would you recommend it to others? YES

DIY Draped Top (similar) HERE (on sale) and HERE / Gap Skinnies HERE / Steve Madden Platforms (old) similar look HERE, HERE and HERE / Coach Bag (old) but THIS one is AMAZING!!!


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