After sewing up views A and B of this pattern I knew View D was next. I scored this great on trend Aztec stripe jersey knit at my favorite local store. It was a $4.99 for 3 yards! (It had to be 4 yards because I still have 2 yards left.) That’s $4.99 for two dresses (I think I’ll make another dress out of my 2 leftover yards) I love being Frougie!
I’ve already expressed my love of maxi dress on my review of View B. So there’s not much more to say. This view still only has 4 pattern pieces, but this time the front skirt and bodice pieces are not cut on the fold. There is a smidge more work involved to create the wrap bodice and gathering at the shoulders, but it is still an easy project.
I am so pleased with the outcome, there will be more SOON! Next time I will remember to tack the front wrap skirt piece to the back piece to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. The first day I wore it was a windy day and I was grabbing at the skirt constantly.
Pattern: M6744 View D
Pattern Description: Pullover dresses have bodice variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and narrow hem. A and B: fitted bodice. C and D: mock wrap, very loose-fitting bodice with elasticized shoulders.
Sizing: XSM-MED, LRG-XXL
Fabric Used: B&W Aztec Stripe Jersey Knit
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
Likes: I like the overall design but especially the use of elastic casing at the shoulder seams instead of gathering. I HATE gathering.
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None
Would I sew it again? Definitely, I might try a solid.
Would I recommend it to others? YES!!!
Conclusion: This dress turned out better than I expected. I love it. I can’t decide which I like more View B or View D.
Total Cost: $6.49
1 Mcalls Pattern $1.00
1 Jersey Knit Remnant $4.99
1/2″ Elastic $0.50