The Watermelon Dress! McCall's 8213!

Hello everyone and welcome to the blog!! Today I am sharing my fifth garment that I made for my Fruity Fashion Collection, which is the Watermelon dress and I used McCall's 8213 to make it! The watermelon has always been a main fruit in my life because my father loves watermelon and he always had it at the house when we were growing up! Even now, there is still always watermelon at my parent’s house and that is one of the reasons why I had to include the watermelon fruit in this series!!! I absolutely love, love, love my watermelon dress!! It is so nice and comfortable and easy to wear! Above all of that, it's super duper easy to make!! Below you will find pictures to see how my dress turned out and a you will also find a detailed review on the pattern! If you prefer to watch the review to see my dress in action AND to catch the series INTRO and OUTRO, you can watch it by clicking here! Front/side view - below

Back view - below

Front view -below

Front/side view -below

Front view - below

Side view - below

Front view - below

Tie strap - below

Tie strap - below

Front band and gathers- below

Close up of gathers - below

Bottom tiered ruffle - below

Close up of bottom tiered ruffle - below

Side view of front bodice - below

Pattern used - below

Link to video review- below

Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 8213, View B

Pattern Description: Misses’ Dresses Sewing Skill Level: Very Easy

Notions Needed: 7/8 yards of 1¼ inch elastic, thread

Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL

Size that I Cut: M

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very Easy

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I liked the gathers at the top of the front bodice, I like strap options, I like the ruffled tier options and I like the simple design of the dress. What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? Nothing Fabric Used: 100% cotton watermelon print fabric with seeds

Purchased: Joan Fabrics

Alterations or changes: I made view B but I didn’t want the set in straps so I used the straps for view A. I extended the dress by one inch. I lengthened the tiered ruffle by five inches because I didn’t want it to be above my knee and I also widened the tiered ruffle pattern piece by two inches because that was what was going to be left for scraps so I just decided to cut it out into the pattern piece. Any modification recommendations: No Would you recommend it to others? Yes!

Thank you so much for stopping by and and I will see you in the next one! Bye!


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