Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sew your Party Dress: McCall's 6646


"The Party Dress Book by Mary Adams" has many inspiring styles of party dresses that are based on a simple princess seamed bodice. It includes creative tips for sewing your own special dress too. McCall's patterns has entered this arena with a dress pattern #6646 that is nearly identical to the pattern that is used in this book. It's a basic princess seamed bodice with sweet-heart neckline. The McCall's dress pattern has several bodice options and a gathered or "A" line type skirt.

Using the book and McCall's 6466 pattern might be the perfect mix. You'll get step-by-step help in making the bodice, which has boning for a great fit. This top may have straps or it can be worn strapless. The book has several great shoulder strap ideas that can be used instead. The McCall's version shows a ruched gathered bodice and a smooth fitted one, so the possibilities are limitless!

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