Wednesday, March 12, 2014

McCall's 6506 Plenty by Tracy Reese Shirtdress

I had some time to sew last weekend at last! Did I try to finish Vogue 8857 tunic that I started last fall and abandoned since then? Nope! I made this dress.

McCall's 6506 Front

McCall's 6506 Back

Fabric: Cotton Poplin from Gorgeous Fabrics (I used same print before: Vogue 1177 Poppy Blouse)
Pattern: McCall's 6506 - Out of Print (Limited sizes are still available at McCall's website as of 03/12/2014)
Some Changes: 
  • Collar: Since I thought that collar looked too big on the pattern envelope, I made it smaller.  
  • Pockets: I wanted to make pockets and actually cut them out, but the instruction for attaching them confused me so much that I decided to omit them. I thought that either the illustration was wrong or cutting line and fold line on pattern were mixed up. Of course I could be wrong...

The dress has a retro vibe to it. I like how pleats turned out. 

I tried Hong Kong finish for the first time. I am loving the result!

Hong Kong Finish

  By the way, this dress sold at Nordstrom looks identical to McCall's 6506.

Photo Courtesy of
Plenty by Tracy Reese 'Amy' Print Shirtdress

Now I want a black belt to wear with my new dress! 


Happy sewing everyone!