Lemons any one? Or lemonade if you have the patience McCall’s 6558

Happy Thursday

I am officially on vacation, last night I finished this dress. I will say I love this dress, but not sure if it will make this vacation, or if I will leave it for the summer.
The lemon print, is from Gertie lines with joann’s very popular a few summers ago, I think I orginally bought it to make that, Dolce jumpsuit. But decided not to. I wrestle with making McCall’s 6558 or Vogue 9253, in a mini Version of A. I decided to go with McCall’s 6558. I also wasnt sure if I wanted the whole dress the lemon print. So I used this open weave mesh I had got from fabric mart. It was one of those I don’t know what it is but I’m ordering it deal. Then when I got it. I’m like what the heck is this mess.

But I used it for the bodice, so the bodice is see through, but the ruffle covers it a lot. However I do like how it broke up the print. The dress is really a statement piece.  And we shall see if it makes it on the trip. I cut the 18, and graded to 22 at the hips. I didst encase the elastic at the waist just added it to the seam line, it works but probably would have drawn the dress in more had I encased it. But since the bodice material is so fine, I didn’t want to wrestle with the two different textures to encase it.

The bottom skirt, is suppose to have gather fringe part on the outside, but since I was using the cotton fabir and no serger etc to clean up the edge I sewed the skirt to the inside.

It sorta gives me a feel of that banana lady, but its pretty to me. lol

Well that is it for now. Off to cut out a pattern before the movies.

Until next time sew on.

McCalls 6558/McCall’s 6558
McCalls 6558/McCall’s 6558

McCall’s 6558


  1. February 17, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I missed this one. FUN!!!!!

  2. seamslong
    March 28, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    thank you

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