McCall's 6696 Liberty Puff Shirt Dress


I made new shirt dress: McCall's 6696. 


I really LOVE it. That was the third time that I used this pattern. Am I crazy?
I've posted the reviews on PatternSewing.com and previous my blog. 
This fabric pattern's name is "Puff" designed by Liberty. This pattern is modeled after the shape and form of a cloud. But I think it looks like chrysanthemums.

I changed the conventional collar to the round one, and I also rounded the form of the cuffs. I think the rounded form matches the pattern of the fabric more than the normal design.

 It can be worn  without folded cuffs made by the rounded form. I like the style with split sleeves. I love the idea, because it's still too cold to wear clothes with short sleeves.
I used a soft interface on the cuffs of the previous dress. But this time, I used a harder and thicker interface. I think it's better than the previous work.
 I made the ribbon belt with the leftover fabric. I combined two fabrics, so it was easy to make! I used printed fabric for the bodice, sleeve and skirt, and plain black fabric for other parts. Because of this, I didn't have to care about matching pattern. If you don't like doing tricky jobs, I recommend that you make dresses with simple patterned fabric or combine two fabrics. Because I didn't have to match the patterns, making the dress took only 10 hours (compared to 12 hours for the previous dress)

In Tokyo, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The cherry blossom season is bringing a lot of people to parks. I wish everyone enjoys the spring :)

Fabric: Liberty 45" 2 3/8 and plain black 45" 7/8
Total time spend: 10 hours

10 comments

  1. Sarah Webb4/04/2016

    This is SO smart,Eli! As usual your attention to detail is perfect. I haven't seen this print before. I agree that it looks like chrysanthemums.

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I'm flatterd! I think this print is the one of the most popular pattern in Japan. I collect a loooooot of different colours of it:)

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  2. Anonymous4/04/2016

    Thank you for the extra details and photos on your blog. Your dress is lovely! Congratulations again on your sewing success. (persevering - Here in Toronto Canada we have snow, lower temperatures than usual for the beginning of April.)

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. Wow! Is it snowing there? That's unbelievable! It must be a beautiful place:)))

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  3. This shirt dress is really pretty :) I envy your shirtdress collection :D I'm working on a tailored blazer right now and a maxi dress but I hope I can find time for sewing a shirt dress in summer sometime :)

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    1. Thank you! I am flattered. I really love your blog and style. I am sure maxi dress looks great on you. I can't wait for it :)

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  4. Your work is so professional. Very beautiful dress!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  5. What an elegant dress. I love the fabric with black trim and I really like how you're rounded the collar and cuffs. It looks so much nicer that way! I'm working on my first M6696. I hope it turns out as good as yours. :)

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    1. Thank you Nayla for lovely comment! I really love this pattern and would recommend it everyone. I am looking forward to yours :)))

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