M6560 Finished!

I finally finished M6560! I expected to be really excited by this pattern, both during sewing and once it was completed. The finished fit, even tweaked leaves a lot to be desired. It might not look it, but it’s REALLY low cut. Low Cut enough to where I would have to worry about some serious wardrobe malfunctions (read: nipple slips all day you guys). I don’t think the X back does any favors for my line backer shoulders either. I had some neckline gaping issues where the straps start coming up from the bodice, which would only add to the nip slip danger. The zipper seemed really long, and I was right. If I completely unzip the dress it’s pretty much impossible for me to zip by myself once it’s on.

The pattern was easy enough to assemble though. I didn’t like how the facing wasn’t finished at all. It’s just pressed up, which is kind of annoying and makes it have a tendency to roll up over the neckline. Mind you the facing is under stitched, but it doesn’t seem to do much. I made view b, and ended up adding a ruffle because it seemed weirdly short, as I told you guys a few posts ago. Also the way the top is constructed, it squishes your boobs together in a really unflattering uni boob way. They look pretty good from the front, but from the side there’s like no profile, and I’m pretty well endowed. 

While this pattern strives for simple, it really sacrifices that with the fit. I have a feeling this will probably be worn more to the pool over my bathing suit than out to dinner. It was nice to actually get a project done though! 

I don’t think I’ll attempt a resew of this. It might work better for someone else though. For now the patterns going in the fail box. 

2 thoughts on “M6560 Finished!

  1. I just started following your blog, so I don’t know how much sewing you do, but I think this came out looking pretty decent. It’s hard to tell from just photos, but I also see some of the issues you point out. It’s not the most flattering shape, and the nip-slip issue could be annoying, but it comes off looking like a vintage dress (which I assume is the look you wanted, since I think this is from a vintage pattern). Hopefully the fabric wasn’t too pricey since you’re not too fussy about the finished dress. The colour/pattern does look good on you, though. 🙂

    1. Thanks! It looks pretty decent here, but it’s just really kind of uncomfortable to wear. I’ll probably try to at least get a few wears out of it, because the fabric was expensive. It’s fine though because I’ve had the fabric in my stash for a year just sitting there, so it’s not like I blew ant more money than I already had. I just think it goes to show how crucial fit is when your sewing something!

      As for the pattern, it’s actually a modern one. http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6560-products-22751.php?page_id=108

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