Polka Dot Shirt Dress
Polka Dot Shirtdress : McCall’s 6891
April 14, 2016
by Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World

Hey sewfriend!

It is time for me to share with you my latest make: McCall’s 6891. I’ve been wanting a Shirtdress for a while now. What better time than spring to rock a beautiful Shirtdress???

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

When I got this pattern (a few months ago…) I imagined a light sleeveless denim dress. I found the perfect fabric at Fabricville; this Polka Dot Printed denim (KR121). They actually had different shades of blue but I opted for the darker one.  I love me some Polka dots!!! The fabric is actually dark blue with light green polka dots. To make the green colour pop even more, I chose these green 1.8 mm buttons by Elan.

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

I cut the pattern in a size 8. The pattern instructions were pretty easy to follow until I reached the collar facing constructions… I had to pull out my seam ripper a couple of times until I got it right. I sewed my front panels on the wrong side of the collar… My seams went too far… But in the end, I made it!

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

This dress is so comfortable to wear! Light weight, breathable fabric, soft on the skin! I also like that the skirt is full (a nice circle skirt). It has great movement. I did zero modification to the pattern. It was the perfect length for me. However, I could have had a slightly better fit in the shoulders area. I have a little gaping in the armholes. Overall, I am quite pleased with the final result.

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

I plan to wear this dress at work, for church or for a weekend getaway when it will get warmer (we got a few of inches on snow this past week… rolling my eyes…)!

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

I have another Shirtdress pattern by McCall that I cannot wait to make! But I love this dress (and fabric) so much that I don’t know if I can possibly make a better version!? This fabric and this pattern were made for each other! They allowed me to make the perfect Shirtdress at the first trial! (Happy dance…!)

Shirtdress McCall's 6891

Sewfriend, do you have a go to shirtdress pattern? Do you enjoy Polka dots as much as I do 😉 ? Let me know in the comment section!

Talk to you soon!

Judith Dee.

Shirtdress McCall's 6891



10 thoughts on “Polka Dot Shirtdress : McCall’s 6891”

  1. J’aime beaucoup ton style vestimentaire, cette robe te va à merveille. Comme tu le dis si bien, le tissu et modèle se marient à merveille.

    1. Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World says:

      Merci beaucoup Diane!

  2. Sandra B says:

    Once again, another gorgeous creation by Judith Dee!!
    Very nice indeed 😉

    1. Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World says:

      Merci beaucoup 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    You need to go looking for a green belt now! Beautifully made and looks gorgeous.

    1. Judith Dee says:


  4. Tiffany Prystay says:

    This is beautiful! I love me a good shirt dress and it is only made better by being in polka dots!

    1. Judith Dee says:

      Thank you!!!

  5. Edith says:

    Je commence en couture et je planifie de faire exactement la même robe, mais avec manches. Je pensais utiliser une crêpe de polyester, est-ce que c’est un tissu trop mince pour ce projet?
    Ta robe est superbe!!!!!

    1. Judith Dee for Judith Dee's World says:

      Bonjour Edith!

      Merci!! Tu vas beaucoup aimer cette robe!
      Je te conseillerai un tissu de poids moyen (denim ou coton) pour avoir un effet volumineux au niveau de la jupe. Je crains qu’un tissu crêpe soit trop léger. Tu peux utiliser mais ça ne donnera peut-être pas le même résultat.

      Bonne couture!

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