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Mccalls 6558 dress with variations

Added Jun 10, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made this dress for last year’s holiday. Its a nice quick project with a few variations. There’s even a top. x

Material Notes

cotton blend


Garment Type

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    Jun 30, 2013, 07.19 PMby melizza

    lovely dress

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      Jul 1, 2013, 06.44 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much xx

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    Jun 21, 2013, 09.14 AMby Helguchi

    I love the fabrics that you always use because they are very colorful and bright. Love the style of the dress and you look great on it. I’m just amazed of how you transmit happyness through your pictures. You always seem so jubilant.

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      Jun 21, 2013, 09.54 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i take these after a night out with family and friends and that always makes me smile x

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    Jun 18, 2013, 09.23 PMby heatherrique

    Ahhhhhh! You certainly are one tropical temptress, Mary! Another gorgeous creation from one of my favorite sewing artists.

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      Jun 18, 2013, 09.28 PMby Mary Athey

      heather thats such a lovely thing to say. I have my favourite sewers on here as well yourself included. I think you get a feel for peoples personalities as well which i love x

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    Jun 17, 2013, 09.33 AMby Mary P.

    So “happy” and beautiful dress!!!

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      Jun 17, 2013, 10.07 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks mary, i think lovely fabric makes even the simplest things special x

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    Jun 13, 2013, 12.20 AMby izbott

    This looks like such a fun dress to make & you wear it well! Muy Bonita! :-)

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      Jun 13, 2013, 07.15 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for your lovely comment. i love easy projects x

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    Jun 12, 2013, 04.41 PMby Irina Schwab

    wow, look at you, superb! Looking at your pattern I just realised that I never made a maxi dress. Time for one!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 06.55 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks irina, this is a great pattern, its lined and sits so well. i wish i suited maxi’s. my daughter said i do but i prefer knee length x

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    Jun 11, 2013, 10.47 PMby Zsuzso

    Lovely dress Mary, really like the fabric as well. Looking great.

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      Jun 11, 2013, 11.23 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks zsuzso, its a lovely summery pattern x

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    Jun 11, 2013, 07.51 PMby zsyzu

    Very lovely Mary! I love quick projects too!

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      Jun 11, 2013, 08.22 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much, these are my favourite patterns, quick satisfying and nice looking x

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    Jun 11, 2013, 04.13 PMby Angie H

    So good looking to be quick and easy ….. I love quick projects … The fabric is also very pretty.

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      Jun 11, 2013, 06.23 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, i do love something thats quick to sew up but still looks good and this is a cracking pattern for that x

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    Jun 11, 2013, 07.31 AMby KristinaBerisha

    wow Mary you are like spanish diva . great job x

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      Jun 11, 2013, 07.36 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you, i made this last autumn for a spanish holiday so it was quite apt lol x

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    Jun 11, 2013, 02.20 AMby BeeZee

    Wow! You are just glowing in your new dress! Makes me want to be where you are tonight!

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      Jun 11, 2013, 06.35 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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    Jun 10, 2013, 10.29 PMby kisses

    Oh wow !! Mary I love this and you look spectacular. The fabric is so pretty and you are so rocking it

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.33 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks kisses, it is lovely fabric and so tropical looking i thimk. you can wear this just on one shoulder as well which looks nice x

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    Jun 10, 2013, 09.57 PMby liliv-1

    Oh! Another gorgeous dress!! You will drive us crazy tonight Mary! When did you make all these? Did you hire a seamstress to help you?:)))

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.06 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks liliv, i made this one last year but the two dresses and two tops i made in the last couple of days. The tops only took about an hour each and the dresses took about four hour’s each. I sew fast, i think its because i worked in sewing factories years ago and you had to be fast to make money. x

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