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McCall's 6070 / Simplicity 3503 - Brown Print Knit Dress

This is the dress I mentioned in my last post - a combination of McCall's 6070 and Simplicity 3503. I've been wanting to make this dress since I saw Peacock Chic's version awhile back. It turns out that she was inspired by Amanda's creation (it has been awhile since I looked back at Amanda's post - the similarity in fabric is entirely coincidental!). I must say that Amanda's idea to combine these two patterns is rather genius. The two patterns are remarkably similar, but each has some things about it that aren't quite ideal. Using the best of both gets around that problem. You can read more about the reasons why in Amanda's post.

McCall's 6070 / Simplicity 3503

I used a dark brown and white print ITY poly knit that I bought intending to make a dress last summer. So much fabric, so little time....

I didn't make any changes to the pattern when I cut it out. After trying it on, I stitched the top of the midriff band to the bodice with a 1/4" seam because it was too high.

McCall's 6070 / Simplicity 3503

I was a little worried that the back would feel too bare, but it really doesn't and I like the ties.

This is a very easy-to-make and easy-to-wear dress. The to-make list is long, but if I can get to it, I'd like to make another of these.


  1. just sat down to rest after stirring my jam(12 min is a long time when doing that). the dress looks really good, and it looks like the garden is doing well.

  2. Your dress turned out wonderfully!

  3. Very cute! Brown/white prints are my favorite. I even have that same print as Amanda's dress, except mine is a much-worn tee.

  4. You look fantastic in this dress and print. Love the back!

  5. That looks great on you. Don't you just love being able to create your own design by mixing patterns?

  6. Pretty dress! I love the back tie!

  7. I love both of these patterns combined.
    The end result is a great looking dress that looks wonderful on you! I really like the back too.

  8. That is a GREAT dress (and fantastic fabric), and I thank you for joining the several people who combined the pattern with the other one; I just got the McCall's on ebay, but went back and ordered the Simplicity to emulate you all.

    Now I just have to get up the gumption to make a garment, after all these years of just sewing up squares and rectangles to make quiltlets!! I'm starting with a few aprons, just to get the hang of it, then I'll make a bathrobe for my mom (I figure terrycloth is pretty forgiving, as are moms), then on to knits and dresses -- WOO!


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