Updated: May 12
It’s Me Made Monday during Me Made May! How exciting. Today, I’m showing you my McCall’s 8106 aka Skye McCall’s. I had a lot of fun making this dress and can’t wait to tell you all about it.
The website describes this is a bias cut slip dress with cowl neckline with and without drawstring details.
I missed the part about it being bias cut but was thrilled when I saw that. I love bias cut dresses. So flattering, so comfortable.
Regardless, I was going to be making this out of a knit so bias doesn’t really apply, but it was nice to know for future makes.
So, I cut this on the straight grain and I did size down.
I do think there are some small fit issues mostly with the back piece and there are also some construction things that I want to point out.
So, the cowl neck is really easy to sew. It’s just this little panel that you tuck and fold along the center front. Super pretty.
The back is finished with a facing, which is a little odd for a knit but I just went with it.
As I’m showing you this facing, I can see that the center back is a little wide. Which makes sense because you can see that the straps are kind of wide set. I think they are supposed to be sitting up higher on my shoulder. This would also make the cowl droopier which is actually a good thing.
The other thing I want to point out is the construction of the shoulder seam. They have you sew the shoulder seam, then finish the armcye, and **then** sew down the facing. There is also no instruction for finishing the shoulder edge of the facing.
Again, this is a knit so that’s not a big deal, but if it had been a woven, I would have had to unpick some seams to finish that facing.
Other that then, the fit is really nice. It’s just shapely enough to show some curves, but not too tight that it’s uncomfortable. The length of the skirts is as drafted. I did not lengthen or shorten the pattern at all. I’m 5’5” for reference.
The hem length is just below my knee, but I think that’s nice with a dress of this design.
All in all with just a few tweaks here and there, I think this pattern is really going to be a great tried and true. My next one will for sure be a bias cut woven, so stay tuned for that!