Saturday, June 15, 2013

Zig Zag Dress

My second clothing item finished!  McCall's 6433

My 7 major problems with this project are detailed on my blog.
In summary:  fabric choice issues, serging error, plunging neckline.

But it did give me the opportunity to coin the phrase Boobie Dickey.

What I like about this pattern:  The shoulder pleats and fit of the upper bodice.  I have broad shoulders and this works well for me.   I also like the lined bodice and sleeves in place of facings or hems.

What I'd change: neckline - both shape and depth.  More volume in the skirt.  Views A&B have a pleated skirt feature that I think would look good in the suggested crepe or challis fabrics.


  1. I like the shape of the dress, I had a problem with the neck line on my first blouse, the more I tried to fix it the worse it got lol!making the dickey is a good idea!

  2. Great job on the dress. That fabric must have been very hard to sew with. Looks great.

  3. It is a nice dress, and if you are broadshouldered, a slight flare/volume in the skirt would be good. It's an unusual neckline, I like the solution.

  4. Such a pretty dress! I love that fabric.

  5. This looks beautiful. The dickey is great!