Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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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51 comments:

  1. Cayote! I'm a fan of a dress over pants! Love this casual look!

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    1. Thanks, funny because I just saw on my instagram the boyfriend pants and peplum look and I LOVE when you rock that look.

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  2. GOrgeous!! Taking my breathe away.

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love this. You take inspiration to a new level. YES!!!

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  4. That is soooo cute, and I love the fabric color (which is my favorite color).

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  5. Am I able to just buy the shirt/dress any where?

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  6. How much to make me one? I love the dress/tunic.

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    1. No you know I don't sew for hire doll.

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  7. Love this outfit! Your shoes are killer!

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    1. Thanks and can you believe that I bought them at Steve Madden during a clearance fall sale for $15.00! original $129 LOL

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  8. I love that top.. Thinking it would go well with my spring/summer wardrobe.. I love fabric...need to see if I can find this pattern

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  9. Very chic and casual! I love the shoes :)
    cutenquirky.blogspot.com

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  10. I have that pattern, but never made it because I could not find the right fabric. Until now and I used her promo code. Thank Bunches!!!

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  11. I bought this pattern last year after you made the dress and did not use it, but seeing this again uhhh yea I need to make it CUTEEE


    Aisha B

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  12. I love this pattern. I just bought it during McCalls sale (Thanks Mimi ). I am checking M. Levine's website now for fabric!

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  13. Mimi girl, great minds think alike. I bought this pattern when MCcall had there pattern sale ($1.88). I just got it in the mail today. Can't wait to make this!!! Your style inspires me diva. You are the real deal, and the truth sista!

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  14. Hello Mrs. Mimi! I love your style. Great blog! Will you please do a jean buying tutorial for different body types? I have so much trouble trying to find the right pair of jeans for me. Thank you!!!

    Natasha

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  15. I love this look will def have to try this not sure how this will look because i'm 5'7 the heels will make me at at least 5'11 but i love love love this..Denise

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    1. Denise, my daughter is 5"9 and rocks heels all the time. Honey, rock those heels like the Diva that you are and see how many heads you turn!! It won't be because of how tall you are in your heels, but how well you'll be rocking that outfit and the confidence that you'll be oozing!!! As we say in the South, show them that you are the #1 stunna (stunning,beautiful, gorgeous, etc) !!!

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    2. Denise, own it girl and rock you heels. I am 6'0 and wear no less than a 3 inch heel. Like Gina said, exuding confidence will make those heads turn.

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  16. I looooove this! So, now I'm sold. I'm definitely whipping out my sewing machine and dusting off my skills to try my hand at this pattern. I'll let you know how it goes. Pray for me (and my fingers)lol.

    Jillian
    www.NuSophisticate.com

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  17. Girl I wish I could sew... this is fab!

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  18. Hello Mimi, I'm sorry because my English is really bad. I am a French following your blog for some time .... I live in France a few kilometers from Paris but I'm from a small French island! I find your blog absolutely GORGEOUS, ideas, freshness blog, your art SEAM, the combination of color, everything is BEAUTIFUL .... I am in awe of your creations because I wish I had your gift.

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  19. Sister Mimi, I LOVE this colour on you. Purple is such a ROYAL colour.

    Nuff Love!

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  20. Just ordered the striped bamboo knit! I'm so excited~ Ow!

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  21. Love, Love, Love this and you! Your blog is awesome. Question, and sorry if you've answered this before, are strips slimming? I'm going to try making this same shirt/dress and adore the blue/white strips fabric but have to be mindful that it doesn't look like a trash bag on me. LOL

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  22. This look is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.

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  23. I love this dress/shirt! A must have!! #Fab

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  24. Casual and classy at the same time

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  25. I made this last summer. It's so comfortable yet stylish

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  26. Love this Mimi, you rocked it!! How easy or hard would it be to switch the flowing sleeve to the other side?

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  27. Your style is amazing! I will be attempting to make this soon.

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  28. love, love, love this pattern! it is on my list to buy this week, my Joanns is having a 5/$5 sale on McCalls this weekend

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  29. Did you shorten the pattern to get it that length? I purchased the pattern and will be working on it this week. I like the tunic length over the dress.

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  30. This is totally FAB!

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  31. This is one of my FAVORITE patterns. I made the tunic/dress, which I wear with pants and I also shortened it and made a top from a sequinned knit that I wore for a gala and at Christmas. It's a GREAT pattern, and it looks fab on you!

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  32. love, love, love! i just ran to joann's to buy this pattern and all mccall's patterns were on sale for $.99!! whoop whoop!

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  33. love the watch. where can i find one?

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  34. I'm sewing this pattern today :)

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  35. This pattern is sooooooooooooooooooo sweet ! can't wait to make it :D

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mimi g.