We are sewing McCalls Patterns M6959 Dress A in this Sew-along. In Part 2, let’s sew the bodice.
Other blog posts in the series:
- Introduction to McCalls Patterns M6959 Wrap Dress Sew-Along
- McCalls Patterns M6959 Sew-Along Part 1: Pattern Cutting
Before You Start
Constructing the garment is the most fun part of sewing clothes, but before I got all carried away, I decided to prep all the pattern pieces. By this, I mean I went and serged along the edges of the pattern pieces which would later be pressed open as seams. From reading ahead in the sewing instructions and studying the diagrams, it looks like the shoulder edges and all side seams should be serged first (?). Hopefully, I’ve guessed correctly!
I really wish McCalls included this information in the sewing instructions. This is another reason why I love Japanese sewing patterns because there’s never any guess work involved.