McCalls Dresses M8286

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Buy the M8286 dresses sewing pattern from McCalls. It’s perfect for an advanced beginner/intermediate dressmaker. Tie front shirtdresses wrap around the waist for a cinched waist. Dress has collar, short and long sleeves. View A is mid knee length. Views B and C are midi length with shaped hem.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Cotton Blends, Crepes, Gauze, Linens. Interfacing: Lightweight Fusible.

Note: Extra fabric maybe needed to match plaids, stripes, one-way designs fabrics or shrinkage.

Sizing: B5 (8-10-12-14-16) RR (18W-20W- 22W-24W) KK (26W-28W-30W-32W), which is approx. UK sizes B5 (6 – 12)RR (14/16 –20/22), KK (24–30/32) based on our standardised size chart. Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread. A: Eleven 1/2" (1.3 cm) buttons. B: Twelve 1/2" (1.3 cm) buttons, one pkg. of 1/2" (1.3 cm) wide single-fold bias tape. C: Fourteen 1/2" (1.3 cm) buttons.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Really Good Shirt Dress Pattern

I have wanted to make a wrap style shirt dress for years so bought this pattern during the summer sales.I made version C with the sleeves from Version A, as I wanted a dress with a more summery feel. I chose a mid-weight linen which was a dream to sew for this pattern. 

This shirt dress is a great pattern for anyone who wants to make their first shirt, but are daunted by a full stand up collar. The collar on this is attached straight to the bodice, and inserted with no issue. I love the size of the collar, it's one of my favorite features on this dress.

The only issue I had was when I attached the placket to the front of the dress, I had found that my front pieces had relaxed and grown in length, in comparison to the placket which was interfaced. I was able to make this work with a tiny seam allowance, however for future makes I will be cutting the placket 2-3 inches longer than needed.

The one feature I didn’t like was the drop shoulder. I really don’t like this style on my body, so I took the shoulders in by 1 inch on either side, to get the shoulder seam in the correct location. This is not needed, but just my preference. For my next version I will be undertaking a narrow shoulder adjustment to do this properly.

Other steps I took:

,I block fused all my interfacing, as it makes this process quicker, easier and more precise
,To get a nice tiny hem around the ties, I used double sided seam take -  again to make my life easier. It dissolves in the wash.
,I hand baste in my collar and sleeves in to ensure they fit, before I machine sew in. This saves lots of time unpicking!

For more pictures please see on my instagram here Here