McCall's 8106 - A Spring/Summer Slip Dress!

Hi there and welcome to my blog! Today's post is about this dress that I made using McCall's 8106! Note: You can also WATCH the review on my YouTube channel by clicking here. I am not sure if you know by now, but I am not a big fan of taping PDF patterns together, however, I do still purchase them because there are some that I like and there are benefits of having them. Anyway, there is a PDF pattern that I want to make that is call the Sicily Slip Dress, and this McCall's 8106 looks very similar to one of the versions so I decided to make it to see how similar it would look. I also made it because I need more summer dresses in my wardrobe and this was a very easy sewing project.

This was my very first bias cut dress and I love how it turned out! Below you will find pictures and a detailed pattern review!!! Thanks for stopping by!! Front View- Below

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Pattern Used - Below

Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 8106

Pattern Description: Bias slip dresses with cowl neckline with & without drawstring details

Sewing Skill Level: Easy

Pattern Pieces: Three- Front, back and arm facing

Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL

Size that I Cut: Large

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? The cow neckline does but it's not as flowy at the bottom.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The cow neck, drawstring options, no closures, it is sleeveless, the length is perfect to wear anywhere including work.

Fabric Used: Not sure bit it's in the silky family.

Purchased: Walmart for $2.00

Alterations or changes: I tried to add pockets but it looked too bulky so I removed them by cutting them out because I was too lazy to remove the stitches and that could have altered the look a little because of the removal of fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

Reason for making: It's a simple sew and reminds me if the cow neck version of the Sicily Slip Dress that I love.

Other: This was the first time that I made a bias cut dress and I did not notice the "growth " that people talk about because it feels like its still the same length and it's been hanging for a couple of weeks.

Shoes: Sketchers wedge sandles

You can also watch my YouTube review by clicking on the video below!


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