Mustard Fall Dress

Pattern: McCall's Misses' Tops M6164 (bodice) and Mahaila's circle skirt formula (for a 3/4 skirt)
Fabric: 2 yds stretch knit
Cost: $24

Mustard seems to be the color of the season. I searched and searched for the perfect shade at my local fabric store, but finally found the ideal color at Hart's Fabrics.

The design is based on and H&M dress that was out earlier this season, but I like mine a bit better. It has a 3/4 circle skirt rather than pleats, and the best part is that mine was cheaper than the H&M version! (Though some assembly required.)

This was my first full project on my serger after taking it in for a tune-up. I think I rushed a little bit, and the result is that some seams that had to be re-done and look a little home-ec. I also tried hemming it with the serger using this technique, to mixed results. Even with the tune-up I'm not quite sure my machine is up for it. My great idea though was to use matching thread for the needle thread only, so that the exposed thread on the hem matches the fabric. I think I will do this for all seams in the future.

Even after my mixed results, seeing it in photos make me really excited to wear this dress! 

You can read my review of this pattern at


  1. This is gorgeous! Well done!

    I've been looking for a pattern for this sort of dress for MONTHS, so I can't express how excited I am to see a sewist make one up and post the pattern! Your posting will definitely prompt a project for me. :)

    How awesome that your version is cheaper-- and probably better assembled!-- than the fast fashion dress.

  2. I love that dress ! And I love the mustard colour, both fit perfectly together. I really like how you always combine different patterns and create your own version.

  3. I am also in love with this color! And the dress is great for all sorts of occasions. Great job. =)

  4. love that color! bold but not overwhelming, perfect for that dress.

  5. That is really, really fabulous! Excellent job!


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