McCall’s 6559 Again — Poster City

2 Mar


Hello, again! Are you shocked by my three posts in as many days? Can I just tell you what a backlog of things I have to share — both food and sewing related. But I digress…

This dress is the first installment in my “resort collection,” or the things I sewed up to go on a cruise at the beginning of February (a total of 5 things).

You have seen me in this pattern before but in the maxi length version.


I made only minor adjustments to this version beyond what I made in the last one — only widened the back armhole to normal instead of racer-style, raised the neckline 1″, and took another 1/2″ out for a swayback adjustment and added it back in over my derriere to keep the hem level. I also trimmed the seam allowances down to 1/4″ to make it easier to serge.

The fabric is an awesome rayon/lycra 4-way knit that I got from Emma One Sock a little while back — called “Poster City.” And this is your lucky day! She still has some in stock!!


I constructed the entire thing on my serger, using a 4-thread overlock for the seams and my coverstitch function for the bands and hem. I used the elastic foot to insert elastic into the neckline for stability. This could also be used for the shoulder seam if sleeves were included.


I don’t guess there’s much else to say about this one other than it won’t be my last!


19 Responses to “McCall’s 6559 Again — Poster City”

  1. kathyes March 2, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Another great dress! I love your fabric choice! Way cool!
    I just found your blog, and glad I did. I am finding lots of great ideas for my own sewing.
    And, by the way, you look fabulous in that dress!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 2, 2014 at 11:41 am #

      Thanks so much, kathyes! Glad you found me and I have just submitted a request to follow your blog, too šŸ™‚
      I can’t recommend this pattern enough. Let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Kathy Sews March 2, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Killer fabric!!!!!!

  3. Dr. Fun March 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Wow – gorgeous! Wasn’t this pattern in our girls’ weekend giveaway? Looks familiar…..

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 3, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks, Lynn. I don’t remember this pattern being in the swap but I did wear the first dress I made from the pattern during the sewing weekend. Hope you had fun at the ball!

  4. SeeKatSew March 3, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    That fabric is so fun!

  5. Annette March 3, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I LOVE this dress!! You really used this fabric well. I’m off to see if there is any left over at Emma One Sock.

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      Thank you, Annette! I hope you got the fabric — look forward to seeing what you make. šŸ™‚

      • Annette March 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

        I ordereded it!

      • Susie Homemaker, MD March 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

        Yay! What are you planning to make?

      • Annette March 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

        I may just be shameless and go for your whole look! I am looking for something else, but that dress pattern is completely my style. I may go for a top, because while on EOS, I snagged some teal stretch denim for some jeans. Decisions. Decisions.

  6. allsew loc'd up March 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    I have this in my pattern stash. I can’t wait to make it. I adore your version. I think that pattern just moved up a couple of slot on my to do list.

    • Susie Homemaker, MD March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      It is a great pattern. Just be warned, once you start making it, you won’t want to stop! šŸ™‚


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