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McCall's 4444, summer dress

Added Mar 26, 2010

by corduroycoat

Portland, Oregon...






I was looking for a rockabilly feeling pattern for a summer dress to use this adorable polka dotted fabric. I fell in love with this pattern which I think actually came out in the 70’s, but has a sweet late 50’s look. It was a very easy pattern to work with, and it came together in just a couple days. I can’t wait for warmer weather, this dress will look great on the beach!

Material Notes

Blue and white polka dot cotton from fabric.com, and a tiny bit of contrasting bright red cotton sateen for a little color.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic

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    Jun 21, 2012, 07.38 PMby kess

    Beautiful! I love the fabric and colors and everything!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 07.44 PMby Erin E

    Cute!!! What a great fit. I love polka dots :) I love the red detail, too. Keeps it from being too plain. Well done!

    I featured this dress on my blog :)

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      Mar 30, 2010, 01.44 PMby corduroycoat

      Thank you, I’m flattered!

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    Mar 29, 2010, 06.44 AMby masty

    I love your dress! I want one!

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    Mar 28, 2010, 05.55 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    Really great job!

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    Mar 28, 2010, 09.07 AMby olystyrene

    This is gorgeous! Love it!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 11.07 PMby leaoness

    a-freakin-dorable. (I hate you.) That is all. :)

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    Mar 27, 2010, 03.26 PMby keren

    It’s very pretty! I like the color, the overall look, the red, and the pattern. Looks like it is well sewn and sits well.

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    Mar 27, 2010, 01.55 PMby helenadoll

    It’s really lovely, and the red looks so striking!

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    Mar 27, 2010, 01.40 AMby Laci Hodges

    gorgeous! love the color and fabric is great!

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.09 PMby shoue

    Love this! I want to do one with an exposed zipper on the back! Make it a bit more psychobilly than rockabilly. You did a great job.

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    Mar 26, 2010, 10.05 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    yes, yes, a million times yes, I <3 this dress, I need it in red.. NOW

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      Mar 27, 2010, 05.03 PMby corduroycoat

      Thank you! I really recommend the pattern! It does run small though, I just barely fit into the size I usually cut, and normally I have to grade way down.

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    Mar 26, 2010, 06.38 PMby mixtlii

    It’s adorable!

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