I’m so excited to finally share the dress that I made for myself. I had been wanting to learn how to sew for years. and I’m so happy that I finally decided to indeed learn how to sew this year. It’s been a lot of fun choosing patterns and deciding what fabric to use with the patterns to create something unique.
McCall’s M6955 an Easy Pattern
For this sewing project, I used McCall’s M6955 pattern. This is one of the “Easy” patterns that McCall’s offers. I’m happy to say that I was very pleased with how easy this pattern is. Unlike the last McCall’s easy pattern I tried to sew, this one was very easy to follow. The directions were very clear and really easy for beginners to understand.
Learning New Sewing Techniques
I’m also happy that I was able to learn some new techniques while making this dress. It was my first time sewing darts for the bodice of a dress. The darts help shape the top portion of the dress. This was also my first time using the understitch technique, which helps your lining to lay flat when it is attached to the outer fabric. I also learned how to sew a zipper into a garment. Sewing a zipper was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
I was really pleased with how well the dress looks. While, it wasn’t perfect it was definitely a good first attempt at making a dress for myself. The one mistake that I noticed, was that the top of the bodice doesn’t lay flat on one side. I’m not sure what I did that made this happen. But it’s not a huge deal since it’s not very noticeable.
Overall, I think McCall’s M6955 is a great pattern for a beginner to try out. I’ll probably try making this again next Spring when the weather starts to warm up. I still have a few warm weather projects that I’m going to try to finish up before the weather gets too cool. But I really like the fit of the dress a lot since it’s very comfortable. So it’s definitely worth making again.