May 29, 2013

Fashion Star Dress and Top: McCall's 6698

Over the weekend I kicked out both a top and a dress from a current Fashion Star pattern, McCall's 6698.
I wore both back to back for me-made-May. First, on Monday, I wore my peplum top version:


It is funny that this was the first version of this pattern that I chose to wear because I purchased the pattern to make the dress as it was featured. However in the pattern instructions additional variations for the design are showcased. I was in mid  cut of the dress when I made the rash decision to also make a top out of scrap rayon fabrics.
I am glad I jumped into action on the top as I was pleasantly surprised that a me-made basic black top was missing from my wardrobe (Thank you Me-Made-May). 
There was one down side to the pattern I found the bodice front darts to be badly placed. 

The bodice had a looser fit, lots of ease and the darts did not shape to hug the body, just to hand and hold the  peplum and skirted tiers. I found this to be an issue in the dress variation as well. 
I wore my dress version on Tuesday. Luckily I covered the bodice so the dart issue was not as apparent. 
And the best part of the dress was that the drama was all in the skirt. 

2 comments:

  1. This is pretty! I love the color. The top looks fantastic as well.

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  2. Holy smokes! Seriously??! That skirt detail is killer!

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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