M6885 – Flower Girl

May 1, 2017   /   bydidyoumakethat  / Categories :  Feeds

Mccalls 6885 shirt dress

I’ve never considered myself to be much of a flower girl, but on a recent sewing blogger meet up there were a lot of summery chintz prints on display. The synapses in my brain kept firing. Ooh, pretty! Swoon! Love! Want.

I needed to make a cotton dress using a classic floral design. Pronto.

Fortunately, I had this poplin in my stash. It’s still in stock at Ray Stitch. (Did you see the article in The Observer interviewing the owner of this shop?)

M6885 details Did You Make That

The joy of the M6885 shirt dress is all in the details. A button band, waist ties, collar and collar stand. They make for nice, digestible chunks of sewing – perfect for tired or busy people. But there’s enough interest in the construction to keep you engaged.

I took a quick Instagram poll about which buttons to use and plumped for the coconut shell and porcelain with a tiny lavender design.

The curved hem helps to stop this dress from looking too sack-like, don’t you think? As do the waist ties. I wouldn’t make this dress without them.

M6885 rear view

M6885 waist ties

Such a lovely and wearable shirt dress. The poplin allows this to be a bit smarter than my previous version. I have a third version in mind with a summery uber light cotton. It also has a floral print…

Turns out I am a flower girl, after all.

M6885 sewing pattern Did You Make That


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