Vintage New Look 6556 in Purple Calico

Sewing

In early Spring 2019, I decided to start the new growing season off right with a light, comfortable calico dress made of a comfortable late 80s/90s pattern.

Material: 100% Cotton Calico, preshrunk & ironed

Pattern: New Look 6556 from ebay. I wanted the skirt from view 1, but the top without the cuffs from view 2.

Cutting the pattern and fabric out

 

Construction

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I cut everything out with pinking shears because even if the pattern doesn’t plan for finished edges, the zig-zag won’t fray and my dress will last longer. It took a little longer than I’d hoped because life got in the way.

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Finished dress. It’s unbelievably comfortable, and pretty, too!

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Look at those beautiful buttons!

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