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. 


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

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


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