More Flounce with M6024

I have to confess, this has got to be one of my favorite patterns from McCalls. In fact I’ve actually managed to make all views, so you know by now I don't need instructions for this right, (lol). This time I decided to try out my binder foot and  I’ve been itching to use this attachment since I picked it up last year. I’m glad I got it, because it’s soo much easier to use than the snap-on I originally had (this one is a low shank by Brother). I decided to use a prepackaged binding in red on the flounces and I lurved it!  The trim helped define the flounces and break up the busy pattern print a bit, so that worked out well. Although I haven't quite mastered  fabric content/descripts, I know it’s a cotton blend that I picked up from Joanns last year, it’s not stiff but very light weight so it moves well, and I do love fabric that flows….
McCall 6024 (view A)

I’m moving this dress off my “cutting table” list, (if I can figure out how to do that, technically)and showing her completed! Here’s my Review:


Pattern Description: Wrapped, A-line dresses A, B, C, mid-knee length, have neck flounce and ties; dress A has faced armholes; dress B has flutter sleeves and purchased bias tape for binding edges; dresses A, B have hemline flounce; dress C has above elbow length sleeves and lower flounce; separate pattern pieces provided for A/B, C, D cup sizes.
Pattern Sizing: varies 6-20, I cut a 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very, in fact I didn't need them this go round
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There’s no dislikes here, I simply love all views!
Fabric Used: A cotton blend
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The great thing I like about this pattern is the different cup sizes. This alleviates my usual fba, so I used the D-cup bodice which worked well for me. I also decided to trim with red binding to jazz up the print which I lurv btw. ;-)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is actually my 3rd time making this, soo yea. :-) It’s easy so try it!
Conclusion: By now you know I love this dress and all other versions of it I’ve made! Wrap dresses are my fav, and sewing another one was a breeze.

Machine Talk
I hope your day is going well and the sewing fairies are being good to you! Unfortunately, the sewing troll stopped by my place and cursed my baby, so I’ll be dropping her off @ the E.R.  Her screen was unresponsive, so I’m unsure of her  fate (depending on cost)!   Mr. Troll also tried to steal my mojo, but dat aint happening, so I called in for backup and she don't play! She’s a mean, green sewing machine that’s been handed down 3 generations!
Say hellu to Ms.Minnie
Ms.Minnie belonged to my Grannie, whom I named my machine after. My father had her for many years (he also sewed btw!) before he passed away. I remember my Grannie making her quilts with this machine when I was a kid! I didn't kno my father still kept her after all these years, and I’m glad he saved her for me and my baby!
She can sew thru 6-layers of denim, like butta, Oh-Yeah!!
She uses cams, but I’m unfamiliar with which type to use. If anyone can recommend which type, It would really help.  I’m also trying to figure out which buttonholer to get,  I’ve purchased (2) on Ebay but they didn't fit well. One was for a slant which the seller didn't list, the other just simply didn't fit.  Ms. Minnie is a 57’ White, low shank with zig-zag if that could help. Did I  mention she is heavy, whoa!!!
Til next time, Cya!


  1. OooMy that dress is fierce... love the bias trim detail.

  2. You better work it! You look great in that dress and I really like the red trim!

  3. I love the hear that you like this pattern! I have it in my que and have yet to make it! I will have to try it out!

  4. Just fabulous. I don't usually go for ruffles, but with the animal, this dress is amazing. I love everything about this. I might have to "borrow" your idea. You look great!

  5. Again, another print that's a true winner!!!! I love the addition of the bias binding!!! That's a great looking machine you've got there!!! Those old school one's are no joke!!! I have one I inherited, not nearly as old as yours, a New Home and that thing was the truth back in it's day. BTW, that's neat your Dad used to sew. You've just got it in your blood (wink)!

  6. That dress is STUNNING!!! I love the red trim and the fabric. You shoes are fabulous, too!!

  7. Look fabulous!! Loving that fabric print on you.

  8. That is a smashing dress! Oh, and the shoes? To die for!

  9. Your dress is Gorgeous! I love it, and you look fabulous. :)

  10. The contrasting bias trim is awesome. How your machine feels better soon.

  11. You look fabulous in your new dress!
    As for your vintage White Get a vintage Singer (1960's) buttonholer. You can pick one up on Ebay for $10-$15. The one that I am talking about comes in a green or pink oblong case. You will love it. It comes with cams to make different types and sizes of buttonholes. Easy to use and dependable. Make sure to get one compatible with your shank. Happy sewing!
    - Allison

  12. L*VELY as usually!!! I still have my grandmother machine she gave me when I was in college. I do have to take her in for service. I only use her when I have something heavy to tackle...FIESTA

  13. I LOVE THIS DRESS!!! It absolutely stunning on you! Great print too!

  14. Cute as... added to the pattern-want list...

  15. Just found your blog and I've been enjoying reading your posts. Love the addition of the binding - iy really sets it off.

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have been considering this pattern for a casual wedding dress, and seeing how it turned out for you has made up my mind. Yes!

  17. Oh goodie, glad it helped! This is really a easy sew, you'll loove it!

  18. This is a stunning dress! I love the pop of color with the binding, and I really like your blog!

  19. That dress looks awesome. You wear well! :)

  20. Just got this pattern again in the *cough cough* right size so I will def be trying it again! Off to see if I have one of those binder foot thingys lol

  21. How much would it cost for you to make me a M6024? I could get my own fabric or if you have good fabric? Also would you be able to make so that the top is not a seperate piece to the bottom, I am trying to copy a dress I own, it is sewn in 3 vertical panels instead of cut in the middle. (back piece, and 2 front panels.) Cost? Thanks, Niki


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