Thursday, 10 October 2013

McCalls 6801

Autumnal Rouching!

I am very fond of All things seasonal, particularly when it comes to Autumn/Winter. Seasonal colours really excite me! So it goes without saying really that this also applies to my sewing. Enter this gorgeous Jersey viscose stretch fabric from Its drapes beautifully, it's lovely and soft and it was great to work with.

I purchased this some months ago whilst I was actually looking for some fabric to make a dress for my Mum's birthday present! I adore jersey fabrics, they are my favourite. I always get the best fit with a jersey, they don't crease and above all they are comfortable to wear. When I bought this fabric I didn't have a dress in mind but when McCalls 6801 came out, it had this fabric written all over it. For the lining I used a thin cotton jersey (Similar here) because I couldn't find any Tricot in the right colour at the time, and I was impatient to want to start sewing!

There is quite a lot of detail with all the gathers on this dress (I made View B) you can see it more easily on the pattern diagram, but as the pattern envelope shows, a busy fabric pattern actually works! 

My Autumnal Version!

Above and below: Front detail close up

I can see I am just going to have to make this dress again in a plain fabric as I'm sure it would look just as amazing. 
To read my Sewing Pattern Review please Click Here

Thanks for looking ~ Keep Smiling :)

The Winter~Queen


  1. Lovely dress and great fit! I'm scared of rouching both in terms of sewing and wearing...

    1. Thanks! Give it a go, you won't regret it x

  2. I don't know how I missed this review?? You look so great in this dress!:)

    1. thanks Rikki, just need some warmer weather to be able to wear it again! :)x