I have made another version of McCalls 6696 shirt dress and I have yet another one planned for this summer.
I decided to have a go at view A which has a full skirt with pleats at the waist. the pleats were a bit of a slippery nightmare in this polyester but I got there in the end.
The fabric is a super cute check polyester from Spotlight. I picked up a few prints from this range; they have a nice drape and some great designs. I think it is $16.99 a meter but I got it when it was 40% off, WIN.
I cut out a 10 like my previous version, you can see it here. I made the waist band little longer than the pattern, about 3 inches, so that I would have a bit to play with when attempting to match the checks.
I made a valiant attempt at matching the print, I spent about an hour moving pattern pieces around whilst pinning. I am not delighted with the matching but there are a few places where it meets up.
I am pretty chuffed with the dress, I think I might shorten in a tiny bit, but that will have to wait, I was to excited with the finished dress and I had to wear it straight away so now it is sat in my washing basket, ho hum.