I’m a sucker for a full skirt (especially with pockets!). Add that to a shirt dress and throw in some chambray and I’m in heaven. The Robert Kaufman Chambray Union collection has seriously infiltrated my wardrobe this year. I can’t help but want to make all the things with it. I keep re-ordering it for the shop and it keeps selling out. It’s just perfect for everything.
I’m pretty sure it was Johanna who pointed out this particular McCalls pattern to me last year and then ended up getting a hold of a copy for me. Thank you J!
There are so many great details on this dress. I really like the waistband and the gathered back detail. For the buttons, I decided to do covered buttons with the same fabric. Covered buttons are so easy to do and give such a polished look. I used Liberty Stanley for the little bits of bias binding on the arms and the pocket fabric. It makes me smile to see those bits.
The pattern was great to sew and fit me without any adjusting. I chose to do the sleeveless version, but there is a short sleeve option that I’m going to try next. I’m pretty sure I need a Liberty version of this pattern!
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Your dress is fantastic! I’ve been thinking about purchasing some of the chambray from Robert Kaufman, but keep putting it on the back burner. I need to stop that and get some now!
I’m actually working on this dress in a Liberty print at the moment. It’s the perfect dress for it, I’m just sad it has a white background and will feel too summery to wear after Labor day.
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What a lovely dress. The covered buttons look really great.
Wow, this is lovely. I particularly like the detail on the back of the bodice. The fabric is sumptious, I’d be scared to cut it out! Your blog is so inspiring, really enjoy seeing you makes.
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Love this fabric! And this dress. This just makes me want to buy more of the Chambray Union collection—I had the dot one and made a Named Kielo Wrap dress out of it and it’s so soft, but I find the seams strain a bit where they’re not french seamed (like at the darts). Do you find it strains at all with this dress? I mean, you probably made the right size unlike me, but I am a little worried with the softness of the Chambray Union that it’ll tear if I’m not careful…
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I am always so pleased when you post! That little dress is so nice and it looks great on you!
We love this dress on you! Would you mind if we shared this on our social media? Please email me and let me know. Thanks! —Meg Carter for The McCall Pattern Company
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What a lovely dress! Everything looks perfect.
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This is absolutely gorgeous!! I just love those union chambrays!!!
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This is lovely! The covered buttons are a great touch. Love the fabric choice, too.
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I love the sleeveless version of this dress. I also used the same pattern to make a black denim dress with white top stitching.
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