Friday, July 10, 2015

The Water Melon Dress M6554

Nothing like your favorite fruit for the summer, mine is watermelon. Easy and enjoyable to eat, it looks cool and inviting, especially cut up in squares in a cute bowl:

The same adjectives can be used for McCalls 6554 pattern, simple, easy, enjoyable to make.

McCalls 6554

I think a good marriage of material and pattern was achieved this time around:


Because of the sheerness of the material I decided to underline the fabric with a simple red posh lining from Joann's

Dress is feels light and very comfortable to wear, with the center pleat giving it a flirty feel.

Although the pattern calls for an invisible zipper I decided on a center zipper due to the unusual light/sheer fabric that I used:
Zipper application

I didn't realize that I forgotten the hook and eye for the top of the dress until I took this pic hahaha oops:

back view

I also lined the bodice and under stitch the lining for a smooth finish:

lining and under stitching process

I found these cool earring at Target and thought they would complement the dress well, what do you think?:

side views

Nothing else special to report about the dress, I will say it is very easy to sew and a beginner could make the pattern. However, pay close attention as to how they tell you to hem the skirt, I had to blink and read it twice.

As always, I have included my goofy out takes:

Thanks for taking the time out to share in my experience, hope the see you here again soon.  Until then remember, one stitch at at time..................


  1. I love your title for the dress. It fits so well. You did a great job on the dress, it fits you perfect and is very flattering on you. Your crazy pictures crack me up! Keep sewing & posting, I love to read them.
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  2. Pretty dress, fits you nicely and screams summer fun.

    1. Thanks of all the things I sew I love to make summer dresses, simple and pretty

  3. I love your "watermelon" dress. Fabric is lovely and you did such a great job with the underlining, a perfect dress. First time visit to your blog and will be back to read more. Saw your review at PR and glad you directed everyone to your blog.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to your input :-)

  4. Love your dress. The colors are beautiful.