Sunday, August 30, 2015

SEW WHAT?.....A dashiki shirt dress. that's what! [Pattern review]

 McCall's M6124 [Shirt/Dress pattern   used view E] 
I had my SHIRT dress cut out in a cool camera print for myself, it's sitting there ready to go. But what had happened was, this red dashiki fabric that I had been waiting on for over a month finally arrived and that is when I decided to use the shirt dress pattern to make a jacket for "you know who" [if you don't know who, it's my daughter Mori, the face of that black chic] I am going to make mine tonight, I have to get it done as part of a face book sewing group challenge, nothing like last minute sewing, gotta love it!
Pattern Description: Long sleeve shirt dress [made for and modeled by my daughter] 
Pattern Sizing: No issues
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? YES! YES! YES! visuals and directions were clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The garment was super easy to sew, I did not have any issues. 
Fabric Used:African Dashiki print cotton [challenging print to use on this project, placement could render most of the fabric useless.]
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I did not add the buttons or the button holes. I am using my shirt as a open front jacket to showcase he fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? YES!
Conclusion: The pattern has five different views that you can make. This will be a staple shirt pattern that I am sure I will use again and again.
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47 comments

  1. Well, it's beautiful!, just like everything else you make and your daughter is the perfect model. I just wish I was half the out of the box thinker as you.

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    1. Thanks Faye! For this one the only outside the box I had to do was choosing a fabric, the design is pretty simple.

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  2. Exquisite work and a lovely idea for that coat dress. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. Crazy, but I think the cuffs are actually my favorite part. BTW, your daughter is beautiful and wears your work very well....

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    1. Thank you star! Those cuffs are off the cuff! lol!! It's probably those gold button. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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  3. This is so cool, you look amazing! I love the colours and those shoes are so nice, they match perfectly with your outfit. I wish I had even the tiniest amount of sewing skills that you have! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks Natasha, this chick wearing the dress and those shoes is my daughter. Stop by again.

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  4. Gorgeous jacket and very stylish young lady!!

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    1. Thanks Sue, she gets it from her mama! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Awesome as all your pieces are! Where did you find the fabric? It is hard to get authentic dashiki fabric. Most vendors sell the imatations,

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    1. I bought this from a wholesale supplier. I have gotten authentic fabrics on Etsy as well. I do use imitation prints as well, some of the garments that I make are just for show. Thanks for stopping by !

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  6. That shirt/jacket is gorgeous! Loved all the great pictures. Very colorful. Pretty model. Her hair is to die for! I will be following for more.

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    1. Thank you Onyyx! I'm a serial picture taker so my posts are picture heavy to say the least. I'll give my daughter your compliments. Glad to have you as part of my blogging family!

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  7. I am so in love with this! You daughter looks great! Your pattern placement in the back is perfection! Just wonderful!

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    1. That back seam was a struggle, the pattern was simple but trying to make sense of the dashiki design left me with a lot of wasted fabric. It was worth it though I love this look.

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  8. Gorgeous fabric, absolutely amazing match up job...is this a medium weight cotton, and what an outstandingly beautiful young lady, she is perfect to model this...great, great job !!!!

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    1. Thanks Michele, this is a medium weight fabric. I'll take credit for producing the jacket and the model!

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  9. This is why you sew, well done.

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    1. EXACTLY! you know it! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. BAMMMMM! Another fabulous creation! Yes Sista you killed it! I love IT!!!!
    Shari

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    1. Thanks Shari, he shirt is super simple but the fabric is what I'm drooling over right now. I love the way this worked out.Thanks for the love!

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    1. Thanks Trudi, I'm in love with it also, lol! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I am so over the moon about dashiki! Thanks!

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  13. Perfection!!! I love this sooooooooo much!!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm still in love with this piece myself Thanks for dropping by.

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  14. Very beautiful. I love this it so casual and chic. Beautiful pics as well

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    1. Thanks Christina, I love this look! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Gorgeous work...your daughter is gorgeous as well.

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    1. Thank you Queenbee, Make sure you stop back by!

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  16. I saw something like this with no sleeves n I was I like and one on google I came across this shirt I was I love this. I got make it. Being that I never been to fashion n taught myself how to sew over 2 yrs ago. I don't use pattern I'm going to freestyle and make it happen. I have created A skirt and a dress with no pattern this shirt is going to be my new challenge 2 hrs later I was don't thanks for given me a visual to work with very inspiring 😘😘 I love it. PS I didn't realize I had pick the same color until I post it together lol I was focus on making it

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    1. Isolia I am happy to have inspired you to make your version and I have been part of your group on face book for a while posting my work. I just need you to let people know where you got your inspiration from and link the photos you used back to my blog, that's all.

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  17. Beyond fantastic. Full on fabulous.

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    1. Hey Urbanite, Thank you Doll! I am inclined to agree with your assessment! lol! Thanks Girl.

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    1. I appreciate that! Thanks a bunch for stopping by my little corner of the bloggerverse!

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  19. This is stunning! How much fabric did you start out with? I know you said you wasted a good amount, but I always find something to do with my scraps so I'm okay with that.

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    1. I had 6 yards of this print and I always keep my scraps for other projects as well.

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  20. Gorgeous jacket and very stylish young lady!!
    IBESTBUYSELL

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  21. This is gorgeous.....while looking up the McCall's pattern I realized that....I have this pattern in my sewing room. Its been sitting there for months!! I am a beginner but I think I will try this!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing.

    Oh what is the name of the sewing challenge group on Facebook? I would love to join and push myself.

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    1. I say go for it and share pics when you're done. I can't remember the face book group this is an old post.

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