The Quick Sew: McCall's 6754 Pattern Review

Hello sewing friends, this week's post will not be long. McCall's 6754 has been sitting in the pattern stash for quite some time. This pattern has a ton of reviews on Pattern Review so I figured it was worth the purchase.  Well this pattern was so nice I made the dress twice. And believe me when I say this dress will made in a few more colors.   It only took me about 3 hours from cut to finish to make the second dress.  I made several adjustments to the pattern after making a muslin to test the fit. The pattern review and several pictures are below. Enjoy! 



Pattern Description: 

Close - fitting and flared top and dress wth neckline and sleeve variations. 

Pattern Sizing:
Size  xs - m. I cut the xs, view B. 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions are super simple.  

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this pattern. It came together quickly.  What I dislike is the broad shoulder straps and low neckline on the sleeveless dress.  

Fabric Used:

The charcoal gray dress is scuba knit, and the burnt orange dress is ponte knit.  I prefer the scuba knit.   

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I removed half an inch at the center back seam to fix the wide strap problem. I raised the neckline an inch. I opted out of adding elastic at the waistband. I did not add the lining, I didn't feel it was necessary with my knit selections.  I also lengthened the bodice by one inch. 

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes and yes. I will lower the bust darts on the pattern and whip up a few more dresses.  



This edge joining foot is amazing.  I hate ironing the hem allowance on knit fabric, so I just eyeball the measurements and turn my fabric as it moves under the edge joining foot.  This foot really makes the process go smoothly.